Excellence in Economic Education

Help Save Excellence in Economic Education

The Excellence in Economic Education (EEE) program was not included in the FY2012 budget. The Council for Economic Education has reached out directly to Secretary Arne Duncan to request that the Department of Education continue to support this important program in 2012-2013 through discretionary funds. As an educator, your support for this request would be well received by the Department of Education.

Complete this form by March 19 and your name will be added to the letter we will send to Secretary Duncan.

With modest federal funding, EEE promotes economic and financial literacy for K-12 students throughout the country. Three quarters of the funding for EEE has been allocated to support programs carried out at the local and state level. These programs have reached thousands of teachers through participation in a workshop or other activity, receipt of instructional materials, and introduction to best practices in economic, personal finance, and entrepreneurship education. Results of local testing of both teachers and students have indicated that programs supported by EEE have brought about increases in teacher knowledge and student learning. In addition, the EEE has supported important research in economics and personal finance that would otherwise not have been conducted.

Thank you for your support.

UPDATE

CEE has reached out directly to Secretary Duncan to request that the DOE continue to support this important program.

We received a wonderful response in support of the letter to Secretary Duncan. Here is a copy of the letter including all of its supporters.

Thank you.

POSTED: March 15, 2012 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , , , ,

Department of Education Recognizes the Importance of Economic Education

NEW YORK, July 28, 2010 – The Council for Economic Education announced the continuation of funding through the Excellence in Economic Education (EEE) Program for the seventh consecutive year.

Since 2004, the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement has designated the Council as the lead grant recipient for the competitive EEE grant Program. Annually, the Department of Education distributes approximately $1.5 million in support of the Program’s objectives at the K-12 grade levels.In turn, through a competitive process, the Council distributes funds to qualified educational organizations in an effort to strengthen and increase both teacher’s and student’s knowledge of economics.

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POSTED: July 28, 2010 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: ,

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