News & Resources On Financial Education For Kids.

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Parents and kids explore home and learn economics in new video series

Parents and kids are spending a lot of time learning at home these days. Wednesdays can be a problem in some schools' "AB" schedules. But here's an exciting way for parents and kids to learn economics at home -- Home Front Economics! Each…
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YES-supported teachers sweep state awards competition.

Michaela Minore and Cesar Gonzalez have won the top prize statewide in economic education competition for a project developed at Skyline Middle School. In “Career and Personal Finance (Online Learning Modules),” students explored potential…
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Virginia Leads The Way in Economics and Personal Finance Education.

Virginia is a national leader in economics and personal finance education, having adopted a required class for high school graduation beginning with the class of 2015. The economics and personal finance class became a statewide requirement as…
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Local Student Wins Statewide InvestWrite Competition.

Emma Goehner, a 10th grader at Blue Ridge Christian High School, won first place in the statewide high school division of the InvestWrite Competition in the Spring of 2019 for her essay on Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart. This contest is…

Upcoming Home Front Economics episodes

(All episodes are available Monday or Tuesday for Wednesday use) Episode 1: International Trade, available week of Nov. 9 Episode 2: Competition and Monopoly, to be available week of Nov. 16 -- week off for Thanksgiving -- Episode…
2019 award winners

2019 Winners Honored

An Elkton Elementary School teacher’s superhero-themed economics project took top honors at the annual economic education awards presentation for 2019. Winning teacher Lauren Shifflett received the $1000 grand prize in competition sponsored…
2018 award winners

2018 Winners Honored

On Oct. 8, teachers from the Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County Public Schools received awards for their innovative projects in economic education. The awards were sponsored by the Harrisonburg Rotary Club and the Harrisonburg-Rockingham…
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Kruggel Joins SVEE Program

Indiana economic educator John Kruggel has been named to succeed Lynne Stover to lead the teacher outreach programs of the JMU Center for Economic Education. With funding from Shenandoah Valley Economic Education, Inc., Kruggel will serve as…
2017 award winners

2017 Winners Honored

On Oct. 2, teachers from the Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County Public Schools were received awards for their innovative approaches to economic education. The awards were sponsored by the Harrisonburg Rotary Club and the Harrisonburg-Rockingham…
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New Honor For SVEE-Supported Staffer

Lynne Stover, associate director of JMU’s Center for Economic Education, has been selected by the National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE) to receive the Bessie B. Moore Service Award, the organization’s highest honor for economic…
2016 award winners

2016 Award Winners Recognized

Educators from the Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County Public Schools were honored for their innovative and effective ways of bringing economics lessons to the classroom. The Economic Education Awards, presented on Oct. 17, were sponsored…
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SVEE Credited With National Research Win

Dr. William C. Wood of the SVEE-funded Center for Economic Education at JMU has been chosen to receive the top research award given by the National Association of Economic Educators. Wood will receive the Henry H. Villard Research Award, which…