Newsletter │Volume 6│ 2023
NCEE leads a statewide initiative advancing economic and financial literacy.
We are here to help!
GOODING: Funding the future
Students at Lincoln Standing Bear High School got to rock out for financial literacy with GOODING! Nebraska College of Business Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs Laurie Miller spoke at the event and Charles Schwab worked with our Council to help sponsor the event. Our Lincoln Center on Economic Education lead by Lindsay Tillinghast is part of a great new partnership between Lincoln Public Schools and UNL CoB to offer a top notch business education in high school.
Omaha Public Schools Curriculum Day
Omaha Center Director, Dr. Jamie Wagner and NCEE Associate Director, Matt Pierson inspired 15 Omaha Public Schools Economics teachers to make economics come alive in their classrooms.
NCEE Presents at State Leadership Conferences
Kearney Center Director, Alyse Pflanz and her graduate assistant, Joseph Hiatt, presented at the FCCLA Fall Leadership Conference. They discussed financial literacy resources and programs to help chapters complete the national Financial Fitness program.
The Council presented at the Nebraska FBLA fall leadership conferences. Kearney Center Director, Alyse Pflanz, and her graduate assistant, Joseph Hiatt, presented our brand new FBLA Bean Budgeting Game. Associate Director, Matt Pierson, and our Administrative Associate, Haley Baehr, traveled to Fremont to give the same presentation. Chapters were challenged to be involved in their budget and find low-cost/high benefit fundraising.
Lincoln Public Schools Economics Workshop
Lincoln Center Director, Lindsay Tillinghast hosted an Economics Workshop at Nebraska College of Business for 18 high school and middle school teachers from Lincoln Public Schools. The agenda was tailored to provide ready-to-implement and engaging lessons.
Two New In School Savings Programs Open!
Congratulations to Security Bank on the grand opening of the Holy Trinity School Branch at Holy Trinity Elementary! 105 students opened accounts, 68 made their first deposits, and 6 student tellers got some real-life work experience. Congratulations to everyone who participated!
Congratulations to Flatwater Bank on the opening of the in-school savings program at Brady Public Schools. The program has achieved a remarkable participation rate with 71% of the study body returning their signed permission slips. On the first deposit day, 44 students (53% of the study body) made a deposit. Total deposits were $406.98, and with the bank match, students at Brady saved $623.98 on day one!
Flatwater Bank is opening a second in-school savings program at Gothenburg in just a couple of weeks. 
Council for Economic Education
Annual Teachers Conference
Omaha Center Director, Dr. Jamie Wagner, was busy at the Council for Economic Education’s 62nd Annual Teachers Conference. Dr. Wagner presented research, led a panel of researchers discussing their studies, and also presented a lesson from our Ethics Curriculum. Associate Director, Matt Pierson, presented on the online portals for the Economics and Personal Finance Challenges to people from across the country and also presented a lesson from the Ethics curriculum. Nebraska was well represented with 8 participants in the conference in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  
Two Omaha Public Schools teachers, Andy Zimmer and Ellen Augustine, from North High School and South High School, respectively, were selected for scholarships to attend the 62nd Annual Council for Economic Education Teacher's Conference in Fort Lauderdale. Andy and Ellen are bringing back a wealth of new tools to help impact the personal and professional lives of their students.
Upcoming Events
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Please join us in our mission to create opportunities for economic and financial education throughout Nebraska. Let's set up a time to talk about how we can work together.

Upcoming events:

September 5 - December 1

University of Nebraska at Omaha Business Competition:
October 6

Wayne State College Business Competition:
October 18

November 13 - December 1

November 20 - December 8