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Swartzfager named to panel

Selena Swartzfager, president of the Mississippi Council on Economic Education, was recently elected treasurer and council representative on the executive committee of the National Association of Economic Educators.  The mission of NAEE is to be the premier professional organization advancing the growth, service and recognition of economic educators as they expand economic and financial literacy. The association provides opportunities for ...

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SELENA SWARTZFAGER — Learning economics in a worldly classroom

By Selena Swatrzfager Welcos, Devcos, Lescos … oh my! I recently had the opportunity to meet trade ambassadors from South America, Africa and Asia.  They came from countries such as Brazil, Ghana and Laos. These ambassadors had the responsibility of importing and exporting goods and services for their countries. While negotiating with ambassadors from other countries, they were also investing ...

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Extension Service offering financial literacy workshop

One of the needs many point to in Mississippi to improve quality of life here in the state in financial literacy, and a program offered through the Mississippi State University Extension Service is looking to address that issue. Extension is offering its Dollars and Sense 2013: Financial Education for the Classroom workshop to anyone who teaches financial education in the ...

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2014 to bring new push for required financial literacy instruction

There’s always next year, says Mississippi Treasurer Lynn Fitch of her campaign to require financial literacy training in the state’s public schools. The effort gained easy passage in the House but failed to get a vote in the Senate, a circumstance she thinks could be related to a misconception that financial literacy is already widely taught in Mississippi schools. “Sen. ...

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Economic Challenge, Financial Literacy contests highlight April as Financial Literacy Month

  The Mississippi Council on Economic Education will observe April as Financial Literacy Month by bringing together high school students from across the state for the state Economics Challenge on Tuesday and the state Financial Literacy Challenge on Tuesday, April 23. Both Challenges will be at Millsaps College in the Leggette Center starting at 10 am and ending at 1 ...

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Treasurer’s student financial literacy bill up to Senate

  Mississippi Treasurer Lynn Fitch is halfway to her goal of initiating financial literacy requirements in the state’s public high schools. Her proposal, contained in House Bill 637, cleared the House Wednesday on an 118-1 vote. Similar support in the Senate would assure easy sailing for the measure. However, if the Senate does not act on its financial literacy bill ...

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Fox host Varney marvels at 'convenience' of jobs report during Jackson visit

Economist-turned-Fox Business host Stuart Varney likes nothing more than poking an accusing finger at what most of the rest of us take as accepted truths. The conservative commentator who says he left England in 1974 to escape its class warfare” visited Jackson Tuesday to address the Mississippi Council on Economic Education. Of course, the question was bound to come up ...

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MCEE chooses Wilson

Cory T. Wilson, a Moss Point native, has been selected chair-elect by the board of the Mississippi Council on Economic Education. Wilson manages the Jackson Office of Heidelberg, Steinberger, Colmer & Burrow. He attended the University of Mississippi, where he graduated summa cum laude in economics in 1992. Wilson received his law degree from the Yale Law School in 1995.

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Southern Miss, Hinds Community College partner on student entrepreneurship

Bubba, the Army buddy of Forrest Gump in the 1994 movie, loved all kinds of shrimp and could endlessly recite uses for the tasty crustacean. Charles Johnson III feels the same way about Kool-Aid. The Delta youngster is turning his affection for the fruity-flavored beverage powder into dollars by becoming a fixture at school, community and church gatherings around Lambert ...

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Swartzfager tapped by NAEE

Selena Swartzfager, president of the Mississippi Council on Economic Education (MCEE), has been elected to the position of council representative on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE). Swartzfager’s position is a three-year term, which begins in January 2012. A graduate of Millsaps College and the University of Southern Mississippi, Swartzfager, who has been the president ...

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