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Congratulations to Students who scored 100% on the April Financial Literacy Challenge!



7th Annual Life Fundamental$ Summit:
Teaching Dollars and Sense - June 23-24, 2014

Register NOW!  Early Bird Special rate of $75 through MAY 15.

Summit for K-12 economics and personal finance educators at Holiday Inn Hurstbourne in Louisville  New sessions, speakers, and resources - and a field trip!        



Congratulations to our 2014 Outstanding Economic Educator of the Year sponsored by Bingham, Greenebaum, Doll, LLP!

Stephen Hall, (Coach Hall as he is known to students and colleagues), is a Business Education teacher at Daviess County High School in Owensboro.  Stephen "Barney" Hall incorporates economic and financial literacy education into every aspect of the business classes he teaches, as he believes that a background in economics is needed in order to understand how the world works.  He has used the Stock Market Game program for several years, competiting against his own students, and making the program an exciting education experience for his students. He will receive a check for $1,000 at the KCEE Life Fundamental$ Summit on June 23.  Congratulations Coach Hall!


Special Merit Awards are also being presented to David Sandlin, business teacher at Walton-Verona High School, and Jody Charleston, business teacher at Eastern High School in Jefferson County for their outstanding achievements in teaching economics and personal finance in their schools.



ADULTS! Take the Economics Awareness Challenge! (coming soon!)  Become the "Leading Forecaster"! Win $1,000!



State Farm Grant supports Teacher Education in Common Core ELA and Math with Economic and Financial Education

 Workshops for educators being offered in spring/summer 2014....   more


Status of Economic and Personal Finance Education in Kentucky

The new 2014 Survey of the States has been published.  Eighteen states require a Personal Finance course, and 22 states require an Economics course.  See where Kentucky stands...     more     ____________________________________________________________

KCEE receives grant from Toyota for "Money Math Nights"

Math night is popular with many schools -- how about offering your school a "Money Math Night" for your elementary students and their parents!

"Money Math Nights" are a great way to teach personal finance concepts such as earning, budgeting, smart spending, and saving through math applications that parents and students can work on together! Coming in Spring 2014!  DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCES HERE!



KCEE Appoints a New Executive Director

The Kentucky Council on Economic Education is pleased to announce the appointment of the new Executive Director, Kathleen Spencer Cooter, Ph.D, from Bellarmine University.

Kathleen Cooter, Ph.D is Professor of Early Childhood/Special Education. Before joining Bellarmine in 2008, she taught at the University of Memphis and Texas Christian University. She served as Outreach Coordinator for the New Teacher Center at Memphis and directed the teaching and research activities of both TCU's laboratory schools and received awards as a Mortar Board Professor and Employer of the Year AwardŁ for employing adults with Down Syndrome. In December 2003, a new wing to TCU's laboratory school was built and named in her honor. 

Kathy has served as the Bellarmine Center Director since 2008 where she has offered teacher training, the "Poverty Simulation" to 2,000 Kentuckians, and instituted the Kentucky Financial Education Collaborative.  Kathy says that as statewide director, she is "...delighted to move forward the statewide efforts to bring financial and economic literacy to Kentucky students".  She looks forward to "... working with our Centers for Economic Education and partner organizations committed to our same cause -- financially literate citizens - cradle to grave, in Kentucky ".

 Kathy can be reached at 502-272-7987 or


Johnsontown Road Elementary uses Money, Markets Moguls!
is featured on JCPS website using KCEE program Money, Markets and Moguls program with Citi volunteers... see video


Stock Market Game Students at Bowen Elementary
Cathy Jackson's fifth grade class is featured using Stock Market Game in WLKY Kentuckiana School Cribs... see video



We've Moved!  Our new address is:

AFT School of Education #319
Bellarmine University
2001 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY 40205
502-272-8189 (fax)


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