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Summer Programs, New Topic Modules, Awards and more

Friday, June 10, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Aidan Sander
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2016 National Economics Challenge Champions!

CEE's CEO Nan Morrison and CNBC's Senior Economics Reporter Steve Liesman with the winners of the Challenge

Eight teams beat out more than 10,000 students to make it to the finals in NYC. The Champions are:
  • Bellaire High School, Bellaire, Texas(Adam Smith Division)
  • Lexington High School, Lexington, Massachusetts(David Ricardo Division)

Congratulations to the finalists and to all teams who participated in the National Economics Challenge. We hope to see you next year!

Bookmark these Topic Modules for Back to School

The school year may be coming to a close (and for some of you, it's already summer break!), but it's never too early to start planning for the next school year! Bookmark these modules today to teach your kids about economics and personal finance:


  • Economics in Children's Literature (gr. K-5): We've created a list of popular children's books with lesson plans and printables to reinforce basic economic concepts such as scarcity, saving, and spending.
  • Better Money Habits (gr. 6-12): Lesson plans and videos teach your students how to navigate important life events such as buying a car, getting a credit card, how to budget, find jobs, and open a checking account.
  • Investing in a College Education (gr. 9-12): This is your one-stop shop for College 101 resources. Topics range from what college is right for you, to how to save and pay for tuition, financial aid and more!
Top 5 Reasons to Attend this Conference!
  1. Outstanding networking opportunities - meet with other teachers and learn how they're tackling the challenges of economic and financial literacy education for K-12 students.
  2. Conference sessions and workshops provide actionable tactics that will help you incorporate economics and financial literacy in your classes.
  3. Gain valuable perspectives from our impressive roster of guest speakers.
  4. Get certificates of completion that may be applied toward CEU requirements.
  5. Affordable registration fee includes all conference sessions, the Friday evening Reception, the Awards Dinner, the Teachers' Breakfast, and the Teachers' Recognition Luncheon.

2015 Award Winners
Applicants must be current K-12 teachers from public, private or parochial schools.

Awardees will receive:
  • A cash award of $1,000
  • All-expense paid scholarship to attend CEE's 55th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Recognition at the CEE's Annual Conference Teacher Awards luncheon
New Module: Election Economics
It's election season! Help students understand the economics of elections and become more informed about important campaign topics.

Explore the Lessons >>>

Boost Students' AP Economics Exam Scores

Start preparing for next year's AP exams by stocking up on CEE's premiere AP Macro and Micro publications.
  • Lesson plans apply economic thinking to current issues
  • Free downloads of all visuals available
  • eBook versions available
Check Out Summer Professional Development Opportunities in your Neighborhood

School is out! Now's the time to continueyoureducation. Get in touch with your local CEE affiliate to learn about professional development opportunities.

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