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Jump$tart Financial Friday: Council for Economic Education

Friday, April 8, 2016   (0 Comments)
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The Council for Economic Education (CEE) is the leading non-profit organization in the United States that focuses on the economic and financial education of students from kindergarten through high school, and we have been doing so for more than 65 years. We do this by educating the educators: providing the curriculum tools, the pedagogical support, and the community of peers that instruct, inspire and guide. Last year, CEE reached 55,000 teachers in person, and more than 1.1 million unique visitors accessed— the go-to place for free online teaching resources.

  • The 55th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference
    The Council for Economic Education’s 55th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference is a nationwide meeting of K-12 educators, Federal Reserve partners, and other educators in this field—more than 500 educators attend.

    The conference features a diverse selection of professional development workshops on economic and financial literacy. In addition to the workshops, outstanding speakers address current economic and financial topics to enable educators to bring these perspectives back to their classrooms.

    The 55th annual conference will be held in Phoenix Oct. 5-8.
  • EconEdLink
    EconEdLinkis the leading source of online economic and personal finance lessons and resources for K-12 educators. Used by more than 1.1 million unique visitors, EconEdLink is a single destination for educators that gives them access to a broad range of free lessons, interactive tools, professional development videos and other resources that enable them to more effectively, efficiently, and confidently teach economics and financial literacy in grades K-12. It now also features topic based modules to better meet the teachers where they are with what they need.
  • The National Economics Challenge
    The National Economics Challenge (NEC) is the nation’s only high school economics competition. Each year, over 10,500 students compete. The NEC honors exceptional high school students for their knowledge and ability to apply real-world problem-solving and critical-thinking as they test their awareness of economic principles and current events. According to one NEC alumnus “participating in the National Economics Challenge ignited my interest in economics, which has largely shaped my academic trajectory.”
  • Survey of the States
    CEE recently released its 2016 Survey of the States, a comprehensive, biennial look into the state of K-12 economic and financial education in the United States, which serves as an important benchmark for our progress and reveals both how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go. This year’s survey shows slow to no progress. We ask you to use this as an important advocacy tool in your state for helping to establish standards and requirements.
  • CEE Launches #MySavingsStory Campaign to Celebrate Financial Literacy Month
    CEE is thrilled to announce the launch of the #MySavingsStory Video Campaign to inform and inspire kids to understand and take control of their financial lives. We’ve enlisted fashion designer Elie Tahari, best-selling author of Diary of A Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney, entrepreneur Rosie Pope, and others to share, via videos, what they’ve learned about the importance of financial literacy and saving.

    Make sure to check ourFacebook page to watch the #MySavingsStory videos and hear personal finance stories and savings advice firsthand.
  • CEE Seeks Applications for the 2016 John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Award
    CEE recognizes excellence in economic and financial education by honoring three national educators at the elementary, middle and high school levels with The John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Awards. This award promotes personal finance and economic education by recognizing and honoring inspirational teachers whose innovative teaching shows measurable results in improving students’ understanding of personal finance and economic concepts and issues.

    The awards program is open to all K-12 teachers. Any eligible teacher may nominate themselves or be nominated by other teachers, department chairs, principals, superintendents or CEE state affiliates. To nominate yourself or another click here.

CEE needs contacts at the school and district level for our state affiliates to work with to bring high quality, proven professional development and resources to K-12 teachers so that they can effectively integrate personal finance and economics into their classrooms. Additionally, we are seeking support to extend the content on EconEdLink.

April Somboun


Each week, aJump$tart National Partneris featured in our Financial Fridays newsletter.Financial Fridays was designed to familiarize and connect Jump$tart national partners with each other, to facilitate collaboration and cooperation in the financial literacy effort. For more information on becoming a partner, contact Jump$tart President and CEOLaura Levine.

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