Lack of solid personal financial literacy is an epidemic in California.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 01, 2013
California Council on Economic Education recently received a $5,000 State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant to provide financial education through its online learning platform, EconWorks.
State Farm, one of the nation’s largest insurance companies, provides grants across the U.S. and Canada. These grants promote safety, community development and education.
CCEE’s web-based learning platform, EconWorks, offers highly scalable, classroom-ready economics and financial lessons that align with California’s Common Core Standards in Mathematics, Reading, English Language Arts and History/Social Studies.
EconWorks transforms traditional curricula into an easy-to-use, online environment that improves teacher effectiveness, engages students and delivers scalable lessons to metropolitan and rural communities alike.
Lessons are available in a wide range of subjects, such as Social Studies, Mathematics and Language Arts to broaden the creativity of ways to engage all students. Real-time assessment tests and outcomes data are also available to teachers to track a group’s skill level and identify individual student comprehension, offering specific training as needed to ensure all students grasp the concepts.
“Building strong communities tomorrow depends on teaching sound financial decision-making skills to today’s young people,” said William Coffin, CCEE Chairman. “Lack of solid personal financial literacy is an epidemic in California. With the help of organizations like State Farm, we can improve students’ financial skills so they are prepared to become tomorrow’s citizens, workers, consumers and savers.”
“EconWorks aligns with State Farm’s mission of giving all children access to a first-rate education through accountability-based education that identifies goals, measures results and promotes collaboration,” said Samona Caldwell, State Farm Public Affairs Specialist. “Improving teacher and student effectiveness in economic reasoning and understanding principles of personal finance education is critical to California’s future success.”
About State Farm®
State Farm and its affiliates are the largest provider of car insurance in the U.S. and a leading insurer in Canada. In addition to providing auto insurance quotes, they serve 81 million policies and accounts – more than 79 million auto, home, life and health policies in the United States and Canada, and nearly 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is also available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com or in Canada http://www.statefarm.ca.
About California Council on Economic Education
For nearly a half-century, California Council on Economic Education, a nonprofit organization, has been dedicated to advancing the economic reasoning and financial literacy of Californians. CCEE prepares students to participate in the global economy by providing educational programs and materials to K–12 teachers. Information about professional development for teachers, workshops, programs and student contests can be found at http://www.ccee.org.