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Financial Fitness for Life

CEE Report – Summer 2012

Three times a year the Council for Economic Education releases the CEE Report, highlighting our new and noteworthy events, programs and partnerships, including pilot programs and joint ventures with key supporters.

“We know that education is everything to our children’s future. We know that they will no longer just compete for good jobs with children from Indiana, but children from India and China and all over the world.”
–  President Barack Obama

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Teaching Opportunity – May 2012

CEE is pleased to provide you with Teaching Opportunity, our newsletter for educators. Each month we’ll provide new lessons, special promotions, news for teachers and tips for the classroom. This week we are celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week! Many thanks for all the great work you do.

In This Issue:

  • Grants Available for High School Teachers
  • Teaching the News
  • This Day in History
  • 51st Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference
  • Congratulations to our Gen i Revolution contest winner!
  • Survey of the States
  • CEE Wins EIFLE Award
  • 2012 Challenge Grant

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CEE in the News: Closing the Gap in Economic Education: Financial Literacy Begins in the Classroom

CEE’s President and CEO Nan J. Morrison has new post on Huffington Post Education

“Like most young adults fresh out of college, saving for the future wasn’t my top priority when I landed my first job. Left to my own devices, I can’t say for certain I wouldn’t have spent almost every cent of those paychecks, if not for my father reminding me once a week, every week, to contribute to my 401(k). He never missed a call — and I never missed a payment.

But not everyone is so lucky to have a mentor like I did.”

Read the full blog here.

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CEE Wins EIFLE Award for Education Program of the Year in Children’s Saving and Investing

Orlando, Fla. – The Institute for Financial Literacy awarded the Council for Economic Education with a 2012 Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Award. Financial Fitness for Life®, Grades 9-12, won the Education Program of the Year in the Children’s Saving and Investing Category.

“CEE is proud of the recognition received for our Financial Fitness for Life program. A lot of dedication goes into the creation and delivery of FFFL, ensuring we reach as many students as possible to teach smart financial behaviors at a young age,” said CEE President and CEO Nan J. Morrison.

Financial Fitness for Life (FFFL) teaches students, and measures their progress on understanding, the four themes of personal finance: earning an income, saving, spending and credit, and money management with engaging, hands-on instructional activities.

About the Council for Economic Education

The Council for Economic Education is the leading organization in the United States that focuses on the economic and financial education of students from kindergarten through high school. CEE trains educators to teach young people the fourth “R”—a real-world understanding of economics and personal finance—so that they will be able to make informed and responsible choices throughout their lives as consumers, savers, investors, citizens and participants in the global economy. Each year CEE’s programs reach more than 55,000 teachers and approximately 5 million students.

About the Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Awards

Established in 2007, the mission of the EIFLE Awards is to promote the effective delivery of consumer financial products, services and education by acknowledging the accomplishments of those that advance financial literacy education. The EIFLE Awards dinner is held each year during the Annual Conference on Financial Education.

About the Institute for Financial Literacy

The Institute for Financial Literacy is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization whose mission is to promote effective financial education and counseling. As a national authority on adult financial education, the Institute advances professionalism and effectiveness in the field of financial literacy by setting the National Standards for Adult Financial Literacy Education™, hosting the Annual Conference on Financial Education™, presenting the Excellence In Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE)™ Awards, maintaining the Library of Personal Finance™, and administering the Center for Financial Certifications®, Council on Financial Education Accreditation™, Center for Consumer Financial Research™ and Center for Consumer Financial Education™. For more information about the Institute, visit

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