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CEE in the News: CA Assemblyman Pushes Financial Literacy for High Schoolers

Findings from the Council for Economic Education have once again encouraged local leaders to promote financial literacy in their schools.

California Assemblyman Roger Hernandez’ bill to bolster financial literacy instruction at high schools statewide is making progress. The Diamond Bar-Walnut Patch has more on his efforts.

“Financial literacy is an issue of equity. Not everyone is given an opportunity at home to be financially literate,” Hernandez said. “Teaching this topic at schools prepares our students to enter an increasingly competitive workforce and gives them the tools to help protect themselves against predatory lending, credit card fraud and other deceptive practices.”

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Financial Collapse: A 10-Step Recovery Plan by Alan S. Blinder

Sunday’s New York Times featured this opinion piece by Alan S. Binder, professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton, a former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve and the author of “After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response and the Work Ahead.”

Blinder outlines his 10 Financial Commandments, which, he says, “were brazenly violated in the years leading up to the crisis.” Read more…

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CEE’s Nan J. Morrison on The Huffington Post Education Blog

With each new year, we ponder the past and prepare for the future. Nan J. Morrison, President & CEO of CEE, looks ahead for our nation’s students in her latest blog post on Huffington Post Education, “To a Happier New Financial Year: Smart Decision-Making Begins in the Classroom.”

Read the full blog post here.

POSTED: January 2, 2013 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , , , ,

CEE Asks Students ‘What Should the Next President Do to Improve the Economy?’

With elections just a few weeks away, the race for the Presidency couldn’t be any tighter—and the economy may very well be the deciding factor.  We’ve heard what the candidates have to say, but perhaps we could learn a thing or two from the next generation of voters.  CEE gave students a chance to weigh in on the economy, holding a Facebook video contest asking K-12 students, “What Should the Next President Do to Improve the Economy?”

We received submissions from classrooms all over the country presenting their best ideas in a minute or less.  At least one winner will receive the “Economists’ Choice” award, determined by a panel of prominent economists; and it’s up to our Facebook fans to choose the “Viewers’ Choice” recipient.  Prizes include $25 iTunes gift cards for student(s) with the winning video and a $500 American Express gift card for their teacher and classroom.

Here are some ideas to take advantage of these insightful videos:
•    Host “viewing parties” to watch and discuss several different submissions
•    Run a school assembly to present your videos to schoolmates

Thanks to all of the teachers and students who entered.  You used this contest as an opportunity to discuss the importance of the economy, and the role it plays this election season.

VOTE for your favorite video once each day until Tuesday, October 23, 3:00pm EST.

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CEE’s Contest for K-12 Teachers and Students: Example Video

CEE’s video contest is open for entries! We’re asking students in kindergarten through 12th grade for the best economic advice they can give our new President. Teachers should record one student, or a group of students, answering the question “What Should the Next President do to Improve the Economy?

Download a word doc of the rules and FAQ here.

Check out our sample video of a young student giving his economic advice to the next President:

Video Contest - Sample Video

Enter your video today! This contest is hosted on Facebook, therefore teachers who want to enter the contest will need access to Facebook. Not all schools allow access to Facebook, so please plan accordingly by uploading your video to Facebook via a computer not associated with your school.

We’ve extended the deadline to enter!

Video Submission Period
Opens: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 9:00a.m. ET
Closes: Monday, October 15, 2012, 11:59p.m. ET
Public Voting Period
Starts: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 9:00a.m. ET
Ends: Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 3:00p.m. ET

Email us with any questions at

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