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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Economics, Education, Educational Services

Mission: The mission of the Council for Economic Education istwo-fold: To advocate for better andgreater school-based economic and personal finance education at the K-12 level;and to educate young people in the United Statesand around the world, primarily through well-prepared teachers, so they maybecome empowered with economic and financial literacy. 

Target demographics: K-12 educators and students worldwide

Geographic areas served: Worldwide

Programs: The National Economics Challenge is the only national competition of its kind for high school students of economics.  Since 2000, nearly 40,000 students have competed in the Challenge, which culminates in an exciting quiz-bowl style finals in New York City in May of each year.  Designed to reward and encourage students of excellence, the Challenge offers visibility and cash prizes to some of the nation's best and brightest.

Community Stories

17 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Luisella O.

Client Served

Rating: 4

CEE changed my life and the way I deliver economic knowledge to my students. My students appreciate the lessons, the examples and "no boring way of learning". Mexico hasn't started a financial and economic literacy program. So the everybody appreciates knowldge in this subject.
CEE work is very inspiring and if Latinamerican countries can include or adopt their standards, i bet we can leave in a different contient. Thanks CEE.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

National Council for Economic Education, now known as Council for Economic Education (CEE)has played a very significant role in my career as an economics teacher.
I was hired to introduce Economics and AP Economics curriculum in my school district several years ago. I was unsure and keen to seek professional guidance in a discreet manner. I got what I sought and more in this non profit organization. I did not realize its significance at that time, but now as years have elapsed I confess that, all that I received...in content area, teaching strategies, model lesson plans, classroom resources, online materials etc. had immense practical value and helped to shape me into a successful educator.
I was also fortunate to be included in a Writer's workshop conducted by this organization in Romania in 2004. This venue brought educators from emerging market economies to compile hands-on economics lessons. The experience changed my perspective on the need for economic education for all students across the globe. Success of globalization depends on the recognition and understanding of the economic concepts by future citizens of the world. This is the aim of CEE as well.
Since the start of my program, our school district has extended study of economic concepts to primary and middle school grades. Students cannot graduate from high school without credits in Economics, enrollment in my AP economics program is up, students have won awards for essay writing competitions at the Federal Reserve, Charles Schwab Foundation for Financial Literacy and particiapted in the Quiz competition organized by Ohio Council for Economic Education. In other words, CEE has been an inspiration and guide by my side in helping me succeed as an economics teacher.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a high school Economics teacher as well as an instructor at the FAU Center for Econ. Educ. at the Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. In addition I am a member of G.A.T.E. and a past winner of the National H.S. Economics teacher of the year award. I'm a graduate of the CEE's Training of Writer's program and have contributed in the writing of the CEE's latest publication on Teaching Financial Crises. I have presented workshops at CEE National Conventions and have been a faithful subscriber to the quality classroom materials generated by CEE authors. It is immeasurable how much my relationship with CEE has enhanced my ability to offer high quality instruction in Economics to thousands of students.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I am a new President in the CEE family. My council is located in Jackson, MS. In the short time I have been employed in this position I have been impressed with the help and funding opportunities offered by CEE. I had the opportunity to submit four grant proposals. I will be attending their national conference in October and they have made arrangements to orient all new council and center directors. This will go a long way in helping us become as productive in our states as possible.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been the Program Coordinator for the Center for Economic Education at George Mason University for 18 years. In that time, I have have been in contact with the CEE/NCEE/Joint Council through mail and e-mail at least monthly. I have used their pubilcations and on-line resources in hundreds of workshops, conference sessions, and graduate classes. I have applied for and received dozens of grants for workshop funding and materials. In all contacts, the CEE has been professional and helpful. I continue to use CEE resources including EconEdLink, Virtual Economics on CD Rom, and Gen I Revolution in nearly all my contacts with Northern Virginia teachers. Almost without exception, the materials--in all formats--are superior to any alternative. They are well-designed, accurate, grade level appropriate, and creative. There is no other organization in the country providing teachers with the range and quality of materials and support for the teaching of economics and personal finance.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The economics and personal finance materials developed by the CEE address the critical concepts for K-12 classrooms and are very teacher friendly. The first version of the Virtual Economics was a huge innovation when it made thousands of lessons available in a convenient and affordable format. The most recent version not only had new materials, but allowed teachers to search for lessons using the social studies standards from their individual states. The CEE is an incredible advocate for teachers!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Most people come into an economics class thinking (1) it's going to be boring (2) they won't understand it and (3) it has no relevance to their daily lives. The resources available from the CEE, with their emphasis on active learning, make economics a fun class to teach and a fun class to take. Students remember and apply the concepts because they learn at a gut level instead of memorizing rules and facts.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

What is now the Council for Economic Education was founded in 1949 with the backdrop of the Great Depression, World Wat II, and the Cold War. Ever since the focus has been on helping teachers teach economics in the schools of America, providing them with professional learning opportunities, materials appropriate to the classes they are teaching, and a variety of special programs designed to help make economics an exciting subject to study.

Client Served

Rating: 4

GATE has provided materials and links for me and othes in our buliding. The activities are fresh ideas and the links to materials have allowed me the opportunity to teach my students with useful ideas and activites without breaking the limited budget i have.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Through the Economic Council, I have been able to utilize the outstanding lesson plans that they provide, participate in professional development in the area of economics, and make connections with other teachers who have a passion for economic education.