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While standardized tests in our nation’s schools address the topics that we would most expect – math concepts, reading comprehension – what they fail to cover are the real-world skills that students need to be successful after graduation. This is where the Council for Economic Education (CEE) comes in. Since its creation just after Read more…

POSTED: March 5, 2018 | BY: CEE

Financial Ignorance is Not an Option

BY: RYAN LEUNG, rising senior, Lexington High School and 2016 winner of the National Economics Challenge If the goal of high school is to prepare students for life after graduation, then most schools in our country are not meeting that standard. While our school system prepares students with the academic skills needed to succeed, Read more…

POSTED: February 15, 2018 | BY: CEE

Ohio Government Making Smart Choices

BY: SENATOR LOU TERHAR, Ohio Senate, District 8 The low level of financial literacy in Ohio (and nationwide) exacerbated the effects of the Great Recession. Ohio is ranked fourth worst in financial literacy of the 50 states, has the sixth highest proportion of college graduate student loan debt and ranks 33rd in average per Read more…

POSTED: February 14, 2018 | BY: CEE

A Call to Business Leaders

By: DAN SCHULMAN, President & CEO, PayPal  PayPal is committed to democratizing financial services to enable all people to join and thrive in the digital economy. Whether here in the US or around the world, we believe everyone should have access to the affordable, convenient and secure financial products and services they need to Read more…

POSTED: February 13, 2018 | BY: CEE

Where Does Your State Stand?

Every two years, the Council for Economic Education (CEE) conducts a comprehensive look into the state of K-12 economic and financial education in the United States, collecting data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The biennial Survey of the States serves as an important benchmark for our progress, revealing both how Read more…

POSTED: February 12, 2018 | BY: CEE

CEE Report – Winter 2018

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

POSTED: February 2, 2018 | BY: CEE

“Your support is making a difference” — Teacher Gabriel Tanglao

Hi, my name is Gabriel Tanglao, and I am the proud recipient of the 2017 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Award presented by the Council for Economic Education (CEE) for excellence in promoting economic education. I believe economics education is a vital stepping stone in the climb toward the American Dream. Our role Read more…

POSTED: December 14, 2017 | BY: CEE

12th Annual Visionary Awards a Success!

Last Wednesday, the Council for Economic Education (CEE) held its 12th Annual Visionary Awards dinner at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. During the course of the evening, we showcased our mission, demonstrated our impact, and honored leaders who promote economic and financial literacy to create a better-informed society. Emceed by CNBC’s Senior Read more…

POSTED: October 30, 2017 | BY: CEE

Hands on Banking: Tools You Can Use

Wells Fargo is the Presenting Sponsor of the Council for Economic Education’s 56th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference. As the presenting sponsor, Wells Fargo is committed to financial education. Since 2003, thousands of Wells Fargo team members have reached nearly 4 million people through financial education outreach efforts. One way that Wells Read more…

POSTED: October 3, 2017 | BY: CEE