The Center for Economic Education works
to improve the level of economic understanding in schools
and the surrounding community
December 18, 2006 :: No. 102
Cal State Fullerton’s Center for Economic Education
has been awarded five-year affiliation status from the National
Center for Economic Education. The status is awarded to campus
centers based on their performance in serving the economic
education needs of their service area.
The center and its leadership were recently honored during
the National Council on Economic Education/National Association
of Economic Educators/Global Association of Teachers of Economics
Conference in New York City.
“This commendation is expressive of our shared mission
and goals, standards and guideline, and aspirations for advancing
economic and personal finance education in the nation’s
schools,” wrote Robert Duvall, president and NCEE chief
executive officer, in the announcement letter to the university,
adding that the NCEE “commend[s] your effort in delivering
“This is a remarkable achievement for the center,” said
Chiara Gratton-Lavoie, director of Cal State Fullerton’s
Center for Economic Education. “Not many centers in
the national network are granted a five-year affiliation
status, so we are obviously very happy about this.”
The Center for Economic Education is part of Cal State Fullerton’s
College of Business and Economics. Its purpose is to provide
technical economic education services to improve the level
of economic understanding in grades K-12, institutions of
higher education and the surrounding community. During the
fall and spring semesters, the center offers an 11-week stock
market simulation for high school students, as well as consultations
and workshops for teachers.
The National Council on Economic Education (NCEE) is a nationwide
network that promotes economic literacy with students and
their teachers. NCEE’s mission is to help students
develop the real-life skills they need to succeed: to be
able to think and choose responsibly as consumers, savers,
investors, citizens, members of the workforce and effective
participants in a global economy.
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