Council for Economic Education

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Council for Economic Education
Council for Economic Education logo
Abbreviation CEE
Type Non-profit organization
Purpose Promotion of economic literacy
Headquarters New York, NY, USA
President/CEO Nan Morrison
  • Barry Haimes
  • Doug Woodham
Secretary S. Buford Scott
Treasurer Kenneth L. Thome

The Council for Economic Education[1] (the new name, since 2009 January, of the National Council on Economic Education) is the leading organization in the United States that focuses on the economic and financial education of students from kindergarten through high school.[2]

The mission of the Council for Economic Education is to instill in young people the fourth “R”—a real-world understanding of economics and personal finance. It is only by acquiring economic and financial literacy that children can learn that there are better options for a life well lived, will be able to see opportunity on their horizon line and, ultimately, can grow into successful and productive adults capable of making informed and responsible decisions.[3]

Headquartered in New York City, CEE provides classroom resources to K-12 teachers and students, free professional development to educators, webinars, standards and assessment tools, and guidance for advocacy and outreach.[4]

Campaign for Economic Literacy[edit]

The Council for Economic Education is working on an "ambitious campaign effort to significantly increase economic literacy -- much like the national campaign already well underway for reading literacy."[citation needed]

Classroom Reach[edit]

It was reported in 2013 that five million K-12 students annually used the Council for Economic Education's personal-finance and economics education.[5]

Council for Economic Education’s (CEE) Survey of the States[edit]

The Council for Economic Education measures through a biennial survey financial literacy education across the United States by state.[6]

National Economics Challenge[edit]

The Council for Economic Education sponsors the National Economics Challenge.[5]

Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics[edit]

National Content Standards in Personal Finance[edit]

The Council for Economic Education released its National Content Standards in Personal Finance in March 2013 that are a personal finance course for high.[7]



The following is a partial list of donors to the Campaign for Economic Literacy. Each has donated at least 100,000 US Dollars to the Campaign.

3M Foundation Allstate Insurance Company American Express Foundation
Ameritech AT&T Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Business Roundtable Carson Group Thomas J. Holce Investments
HSBC - North America International Paper Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
The Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation The McGraw-Hill Companies Merrill Lynch
The Moody's Foundation Mortgage Bankers Association NASDAQ Educational Foundation
State Farm Insurance Companies The John Templeton Foundation United States Department of Education
UPS Foundation, Inc. The Vanguard Group Verizon Foundation
Wells Fargo Worth Media

Other past contributors:



  1. ^ CEE Homepage
  2. ^ Buote, Brenda J. (3 November 2013). "Learning financial sense". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "About us" from the Council website
  4. ^ "About us" from Council website
  5. ^ a b Bjorhus, Jennifer (15 June 2013). "Aggressive Hydraulics opens new headquarters in East Bethel, MN". Star Tribune. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  6. ^ Malcolm, Hadley (14 November 2013). "Financial literacy education has real-life impact". USA TODAY. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  7. ^ Gerwing, Maria (18 March 2013). "Teens need a financial education". Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky). 
  8. ^ "Investors" from the Council website

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