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RECAP: 2020 National Personal Finance Challenge

The 2020 National Personal Finance Challenge, the first online installment of the competition, began on May 1. Winning student teams from state-level competitions participated in an online multiple-choice round to determine which would advance to the case study rounds and vie for the championship. The twelve qualifying teams were: Adrian Wilcox High School, CaliforniaBrockton Read more…

POSTED: May 5, 2020 | BY: CEE

CEE’S #ThisTeacherRocks campaign featured on CBS New York

The Council for Economic Education’s (CEE’s) #ThisTeacherRocks campaign, celebrating K-12 teachers for their tireless efforts to serve their students, has been covered in an article and video by CBS New York. The report features K-12 students and parents that have participated in the campaign as well as CEE President and CEO Nan J. Morrison. Read more…

POSTED: April 29, 2020 | BY: CEE

Note from Nan – a few minutes on money

As the head of an organization that teaches about personal finance, I thought I would take this opportunity to share some thoughts about managing your personal finances at this time. Big thanks to Herb – my dad – who taught me a lot about managing my finances and had good advice for many.  1. Rethink your budget. Especially important if your income may diminish for a while. And, depending on your work circumstances, Read more…

POSTED: March 24, 2020 | BY: CEE

Watch CEE’s President and CEO discuss the 2020 Survey of the States on CNBC

The Council for Economic Education (CEE) has released the 2020 Survey of the States, available for download here. The Survey is CEE’s biennial look into the state of K-12 economic and financial education in the United States; it serves as an important benchmark for our progress, revealing both how far we’ve come and how far we Read more…

POSTED: February 5, 2020 | BY: CEE

Florida’s partial victory

Part of the 2020 Survey of the States. Download the full survey here. Since 2011, the Florida Council on Economic Education (FCEE) has pursued a legislative requirement for a standalone course in personal finance. Finally, in 2019, after years of negotiating and advocating, the legislature passed a requirement for that course. While the bill’s Read more…

POSTED: February 5, 2020 | BY: CEE

Requirements matter. So does access.

Part of the 2020 Survey of the States. Download the full survey here. Requirements matter Carly UrbanChristiana Stoddard Montana State University With the rise of student loan debt, there is concern that student borrowers are not fully informed when making decisions about how much to borrow and from where. Can state-required financial education in Read more…

POSTED: February 5, 2020 | BY: CEE

North Carolina expands and strengthens instruction in economics and personal finance

Part of the 2020 Survey of the States. Download the full survey here. Recognizing that financial literacy skills are critical for success in career and life, North Carolina business leaders and policymakers recently championed a bipartisan effort to increase the emphasis on instruction in economics and personal finance for high school students. During the Read more…

POSTED: February 4, 2020 | BY: CEE