Northern California Students Among Nationally Top-Ranked Teams in National Economics Challenge
The students beat out over 10,000 students from across the country, to be named as two of the eight finalists continuing on to the national round in New York City.
For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 16, 2019
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Los Angeles, May 16, 2019 – Students from Harker High School in San Jose, California and Dublin High School in Dublin, California are among a small group of 8 student teams to make it to the final round of the National Economics Challenge in New York City.
The challenge provides a hands-on, immersive learning experience to allow for more access to the subject of economics, as California students are only able to take to one-semester of high school economics.
This opportunity for students is made possible by The California Council on Economic Education (CCEE) —the statewide nonprofit leading the effort to educate California’s students on economics and personal finance—and it’s national affiliate, The Council for Economic Education.
“The success of California’s students–and the state economy overall–depends on those students graduating from high school prepared to participate in the global economy and fulfill their post-secondary aspirations,” said Joshua Mitton, CCEE’s Chief Program Officer, “The National Economics Challenge exposes students to economics in a way that is more compelling than their classroom experience alone. We are proud to have these student teams advance to the national Finals and represent California in the competition.”
Students will test their economics knowledge against the other teams. If they are selected as the national champions, they will move on to the international round where they will compete against their Chinese student counterparts. The event will take place from May 18 – 20th and will be live streamed on CNBC.com
The California Council on Economic Education (CCEE) provides economic and financial literacy training and resources to K-12 teachers, students, and their parents—with a focus on underserved communities—throughout California in order to help them gain a real-world understanding of economics and personal finance, so they can make better decisions to compete and succeed in the global economy. Full Media Kit