UMW Center for Economic Education Receives State Farm Grant

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The University of Mary Washington Center for Economic Education has received a grant from the Council for Economic Education and State Farm to fund learning opportunities for area teachers and students. The $2,900 grant, the first external grant for the newly formed center, will provide training workshops for more than a dozen local educators. Because of the grant, made available through the generous support of State Farm and the Council for Economic Education, UMW’s Center for Economic Education will train 20 Spotsylvania County teachers this summer who will teach the new economics and personal finance course. The course is a new Virginia high school graduation requirement. The Council for Economic Education is an organization focused on the economic and financial education of students from kindergarten through high school through professional development opportunities, educational resources and assessment tools. The UMW Center for Economic Education was established in … [Read more...]