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Community support drives Mini-Economy!

The summer of 2021 was a great time for youth entrepreneurship in the local Boys & Girls Clubs. With support from YES, local programs ran mini-economies that taught lessons in economics and entrepreneurship. "The programs went great. In…
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YES-supported teacher wins national first-place award

Lauren Shifflett of Elkton Elementary School has won the John Morton Award for 2021 as the most outstanding elementary economic educator nationally. John Morton Awards are given annually by the Council for Economic Education in elementary, middle…

Classic video series with teachers's guides restored

With the help of resources from YES, a classic economic education video series from the Shenandoah Valley has been restored from VHS cassettes. Now made available on YouTube, "Money Matters: The Role of Money in an Economy," features exemplary…
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Home Front Economics gets a national mention!

YES's new video series "Home Front Economics" was one of the topics of discussion in the national podcast by the National Association of Economic Educators that went live December 17. The video series helps parents and students learn at home,…
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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…
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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…
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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…