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Civic Learning Showcase

Join us at UC San Diego’s Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club for this is a special opportunity for those involved in education to gain ideas, share programs, and obtain information on implementing civic learning in the classroom for grades K-12.   Hear from teachers and students from award winning schools on civic learning, and our special guest speaker:  The Hon. M. Margaret McKeown, Circuit Judge, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Together, we can better prepare our students for college, career and civic life by giving them the tools to investigate issues, think critically, and solve problems.  Free Admission & Parking *  Hosted Beverages & Appetizers.

Event Location:  Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club 9500 Gilman Drive La Jolla CA 92093

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Financial Literacy Working Group

The Financial Literacy Working Group at MiraCosta College, Mike Dear,
Mike Deschamps, and Delores Loedel, hosted the ‘Deck Series (Engaged 4
Success)’ at the San Elijo campus on November 2nd. Representatives
were present to speak with students about various financial literacy
topics. Representatives included Kerri DeJager and Tamara Ferguson
from Junior Achievement, Donna Lilly from Smart Start and the AAUW
(American Association of University Women), Brett Litoff, a teacher of
Financial Literacy at San Pasqual Academy and on the board of the
SDCEE (San Diego Center for Economic Education), David Lo, CalCPA and
their Dollars and Sense program, Claudia Caywood with Operation Hope,
Jordan Varvel with CalCoast Credit Union, Mike Dear with Financial Aid
and students from the Service Learning program at MiraCosta. In
addition, business professor Ali Mohareri was present to assist
students with their questions regarding Financial Literacy.


Economics of Concrete – California STEM Conference

screen-shot-2016-10-08-at-5-58-50-pmThousands of STEM educators and advocates are returning to Anaheim to be inspired, to check out the latest in STEM education resources, and to learn from each other. For the latest news, check out our Headlines section on this page and Twitter account: @CDEFoundation.

The 2016 Program is now available! If you have any questions, please visit our FAQ page. You can also contact us at

More information.


Survey of States – National Look at Economic Education

Every two years, the Council for Economic Education (CEE) conducts a comprehensive look into the state of K-12 economic and financial education in the United States, collecting data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The biennial Survey of the States serves as an important benchmark for our progress, revealing both how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go. There has been notable progress since the first survey was published in 1998, yet the pace of change has slowed.

For more information on the survey, click here to visit the Council of Economic Education website.


Who do you think will pay for college?

By Valerie Hash
Implementation Manager Mission Fed JA Finance Park Junior Achievement of San Diego County
SDCEE Board Member

Who do you think will pay for college? Nearly half of teens surveyed believe their parents will foot the bill. On the other end, only 16% of parents agree. So who is going to pay? Who is teaching students about financial literacy? Turns out that almost 90% of teens feel they learn money management from their parents; however, less than 35% of parents actively discuss money management and budgeting with their children. The tuition disconnect is part of a bigger challenge; getting parents to talk to their teens about money and budgeting. A vast majority of teens, nearly 84%, say they would like to learn more about managing money from their parents. A part of the challenge is that most parents do not feel comfortable talking about money and budgeting with their kids. If parents are unable to speak with students about financial literacy and how money management effects your life then teachers and schools are often looked at as the source for this much needed knowledge. With local, state, and national education requirements bogging down teacher’s financial literacy is often put on the back burner and left out of the curriculum. Junior Achievement is here to help! Junior Achievement has various program available to teachers to help them bridge this gap with JA programs and volunteers in the classroom, economics curriculum for teachers, and experiential programs to prepare teens for the challenges of life. College tuition can be a major challenge for many families. Starting the conversation early is critical to ensuring your students future earnings will support the students debt acquired for college. April is Financial Literacy Month! Start this important conversation and visit to learn more about how we can help and view the survey at .