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Summer 2019 CEE Report

No matter what the industry, it all comes down to knowledge sharing, creativity and economic empowerment. This blog focuses on that intersection.

POSTED: July 17, 2019 | BY: admin

Recap: 2019 National Economics Challenge

The top 134 students out of a total of 10,000 contestants from high schools across the USA and China descended upon New York City to compete in the final rounds of Council for Economic Education’s 19th Annual National Economics Challenge (NEC). Through written exams, a Critical Thinking Round based on persuasive presentations, and head-to-head Quiz Bowls, they battled for the top prizes in two divisions: the David Ricardo Division, for first-time competitors who have taken one economics course, and the Adam Smith Division for AP, international baccalaureate, and honors students (as well as any returning competitors).

Andrew Ross Sorkin, co-anchor of CNBC’s Squawk Box and editor/contributor for The New York Times, hosted the Quiz Bowl Finals. Mary C. Daly, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, provided pre-recorded video questions.

For the first time in the history of the NEC, the same high school won both USA divisions. The top two teams in each division from both the USA and China then faced off for the National Championship, before the winners from each country competed in the international round. Winners are as follows:

USA Adam Smith Division: Mt. Hebron High School (MD)
USA David Ricardo Division: Mt. Hebron High School (MD)
CHINA Adam Smith Division: BASIS International School Guangzhou (Guangdong)
CHINA David Ricardo Division: Shanghai Starriver Bilingual School (Shanghai)
International Adam Smith: BASIS International School Guangzhou (Guangdong)
International David Ricardo: Shanghai Starriver Bilingual School (Shanghai)
In between rounds, teams enjoyed a visit to the One World Observatory at the top of the One World Trade Center, as well as guest speaker sessions with CEE Board Chair and Managing Partner of Sage Asset Manager Barry Haimes, and Atlas Merchant Bank Operating Partner and CEE Board Member Larry Kantor, as well as CEE Associate Board members Rachel Lipsky, Consultant at Deloitte Tax, and Rahim Muhammad, Financial Consultant at Charles Schwab.

CNBC covered the event extensively, with student contestants interviewed on Squawk Box, live check-ins during The Exchange and Power Lunch, and a story on the Nightly Business Report. CNBC also streamed the Quiz Bowl Finals live on their website.

A big thank you goes out to every student, teacher, CEE network member, and staff member as well as to CNBC, and Andnow Media who helped to make the 2019 National Economics Challenge a success. Thanks as well to our exclusive partner in China, SKT Education & Beyond, and our sponsors: the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Schwarzman Scholars, and Russell Glass.

Please enjoy the following photos and videos from the event.

POSTED: July 3, 2019 | BY: admin

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No matter what the industry, it all comes down to knowledge sharing, creativity and economic empowerment. This blog focuses on that intersection.

POSTED: May 21, 2019 | BY: admin

Nan J. Morrison guests on Jill on Money podcast

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CEE President and CEO Nan J. Morrison was a featured guest on Jill Schlesinger’s Jill on Money podcast, discussing the benefits of introducing K-12 students to personal finance, her best and worst financial decisions, how to “pay yourself first”, and more!

Listen here:

Jill Schlessinger is a Business Analyst for CBS News and the author of The Dumb Things Smart People do with Their Money.

POSTED: May 6, 2019 | BY: admin

Op-ed by Nan J. Morrison, our CEO, published on CNBC along with interview on The Exchange

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An op-ed by Nan J. Morrison, President and CEO of the Council for Economic Education (CEE), discussing how the vocabulary of finance is a critical tool for economic mobility was published on CNBC.com. You can read it here.

Concurrent with the op-ed’s publication, CNBC aired an interview with Morrison on The Exchange with host Brian Sullivan. See the clip below.

 

POSTED: April 23, 2019 | BY: admin

Semi-finalists announced for the 2019 National Economic Challenge

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The following teams, numbering over 260 students from across the US, will be contending locally in the National Semi-Finals of the National Economics Challenge, the only competition of its kind that tests knowledge of economic principles and the ability to apply them to real-world events.

These semi-finalist teams, each consisting of 3-4 students representing their home state, are this year’s top competitors among over 11,000 contestants. They are split into two divisions, named for Adam Smith David Ricardo respectively.

On May 18-20, eight winning teams of the semi-final rounds will converge on New York City’s Downtown Marriott for the National Finals. Eighty students representing 10 provinces from China will be having their own semi-finals that weekend. Championship rounds both the Chinese and American teams take place on Monday, May 20. A final quiz bowl featuring the top American teams in each division competing with their Chinese counterparts will take place that afternoon.

Have a look at all the semi-finalists:

Adam Smith Division
The Adam Smith Division is for AP, international baccalaureate, and honors students (as well as any returning competitors).

Arapahoe High Shool, Centennial, CO
Badger High School, Lake Geneva, WI
Belleveue East High School, Bellevue, NE
Capital High School, Helena, MT
Carmel High School, Carmel, IN
Charter School of Wilmington, Wilmington, DE
Chattahoochee High School, Johns Creek, GA
Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
Crescent Valley High School, Corvallis, OR
Davies High School, Fargo, ND
Dowling Catholic High School, West Des Moines, IA
duPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY
Essex High School, Essex Junction, VT
Germantown High School, Canton, MS
Great Valley High School, Malvern, PA
The Harker School, San Jose, CA
Indian Hill High School, Cincinnati, OH
Iolani School, Honolulu, HI
Iowa City West High School, Iowa City, IA
Lexington High School, Lexington, MA
Lindbergh High School, St. Louis, MO
Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Long Beach , CA
Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School, Richmond, VA
Mercer Island High School, Mercer Island, WA
Montgomery High School, Skillman, NJ
Mounds View High School, Arden Hills, MN
Mt. Hebron High School, Ellicott City, MD
Obra Tompkins High School, Katy, TX
Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor, MI
Saint Ignatius College Prep, Chicago, IL
Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KS
Stuyvesant High School, New York, NY
University High School, Tucson, AZ
Virgil Grissom High School, Huntsville, AL
Wando High School, Mount Pleasant, SC
William G. Enloe Magnet High School, Raleigh, NC






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David Ricardo Division
The David Ricardo Division is for first-time Challenge competitors who have taken one economics course.

Germantown High School, Canton, MS
Badger High School, Lake Geneva, WI
Belleveue East High School, Bellevue, NE
Stuyvesant High School, New York, NY
Essex High School, Essex Junction, VT
Arapahoe High Shool, Centennial, CO
Carmel High School, Carmel, IN
Davies High School, Fargo, ND
Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School, Richmond, VA
Montgomery High School, Skillman, NJ
Lexington High School, Lexington, MA
Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
duPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY
The Harker School, San Jose, CA
Obra Tompkins High School, Katy, TX
Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KS
Charter School of Wilmington, Wilmington, DE
Iolani School, Honolulu, HI
Mercer Island High School, Mercer Island, WA
Saint Ignatius College Prep, Chicago, IL
Virgil Grissom High School, Huntsville, AL
Lindbergh High School, St. Louis, MO
Mounds View High School, Arden Hills, MN
Dowling Catholic High School, West Des Moines, IA
Wando High School, Mount Pleasant, SC
Chattahoochee High School, Johns Creek, GA
University High School, Tucson, AZ
Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Long Beach , CA
Indian Hill High School, Cincinnati, OH
William G. Enloe Magnet High School, Raleigh, NC
Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor, MI
Great Valley High School, Malvern, PA
Mt. Hebron High School, Ellicott City, MD
Capital High School, Helena, MT






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SKT, the organizer of the Chinese competition, put together this fantastic recap of their local rounds.

 

POSTED: April 19, 2019 | BY: admin

Financial IQ quiz by CEE featured as part of #investinyou, presented by CNBC and Acorn

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April is Financial Literacy Month, and the Council for Economic Education (CEE) is excited to be a part of #investinyou, a month-long series of articles, videos, and activities presented by CNBC and Acorns.

The series was announced alongside the formation of CNBC’s Financial Wellness Advisory Council, intended to “bring together the foremost financial experts, thought leaders and influencers to offer personal finance tips and strategies.” Named among its members are our CEO, Nan J. Morrison, CEE board member Dr. Annamaria Lusardi, and Gabriel Tanglao, associate director of professional development and instructional issues for the New Jersey Education Association as well as a recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Award.

Our first contribution to the #investinyou series is a “Financial IQ” quiz published with an introduction by Tanglao. Find the English version of the 10-question quiz here, and the Spanish version, via Telemundo, here.

On April 1st, Morrison joined Acorns, CNBC chairman Mark Hoffman, and other members of the Financial Wellness Advisory Council to ring the opening bell at the Nasdaq.

More content from the Council for Economic Education is planned for the remainder of the #investinyou campaign. Keep an eye on our social media channels and this site for updates!

POSTED: April 8, 2019 | BY: admin

Financial IQ quiz by CEE featured as part of Invest in You: Ready. Set. Grow., presented by CNBC and Acorns

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April is Financial Literacy Month, and the Council for Economic Education (CEE) is excited to be a part of CNBC’s Invest in You: Ready. Set. Grow., a financial wellness and education initiative in partnership with Acorns.

The series was announced alongside the formation of CNBC’s Financial Wellness Advisory Council, intended to “bring together the foremost financial experts, thought leaders and influencers to offer personal finance tips and strategies.” Named among its members are our CEO, Nan J. Morrison, CEE board member Dr. Annamaria Lusardi, and Gabriel Tanglao, associate director of professional development and instructional issues for the New Jersey Education Association as well as a recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Award.

Our first contribution to Invest in You: Ready. Set. Grow. is the “Financial IQ” quiz published with an introduction by Tanglao. Find the English version of the 10-question quiz here, and the Spanish version, via Telemundo, here.

On April 1st, Morrison joined CNBC Chairman Mark Hoffman, Acorns CEO Noah Kerner, and other members of the Financial Wellness Advisory Council to ring the opening bell at the Nasdaq.

More content from the Council for Economic Education is planned for the remainder of the Invest in You: Ready. Set. Grow. Keep an eye on our social media channels and this site for updates!

POSTED: April 8, 2019 | BY: admin