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Governor’s Challenge winners in National Finals

Thomas Jefferson School for Science & Technology, 1st place winners in the Adams Smith Division of Virginia’s Governor’s Challenge, advanced to the National Semi-Finals and have qualified to compete in the 17th Annual Council for Economic Education’s National Economics Challenge being held May 20-22 in New York City. The finals will include written exams and a critical thinking round, culminating in a quiz bowl hosted by CNBC’s Senior Economics Reporter, Steve Liesman.  UPDATE: TJHSST places in the top four in the nation and advance to the national finals! Read the press release here.


‘Life After High School’ workshops going strong

Financial Literacy Month is an opportune time to highlight partnerships working to inform and equip teachers with the very latest resources they need. The workshop series Life After High School: Navigating education, career and debt  incorporates the ‘Invest In What’s Next’ resource tool from The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond with curriculum developed by VCEE’s university-affiliated Centers for Economic Education.

An article from The Richmond Fed describes a recent Life After High School session for educators at the James Madison University Center for Economic Education. Since VCEE launched the series earlier this year, high interest and positive feedback have bolstered the schedule for upcoming sessions. See further details here.

Photo credit: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Photo credit: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond


2017 Mini Economy Market Day: a record breaker!

VCEE/VCU Mini Economy Market Day is breaking records in 2017!
1,605 students (3rd-5th graders)
11 school divisions
23 schools
76 teachers
The biggest success is knowing so many students and teachers have benefited from the mini-economy program in the classroom. Lessons learned truly last a lifetime.

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Governor Announces VCEE’s Life After High School Workshops

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced a new series for middle and high school teachers and counselors that will support Virginia’s students as they plan to obtain a post-secondary degree or credential. Life After High School: Navigating education, career and debt was developed in partnership with the Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE), its affiliated university-based Centers for Economic Education, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. The program is provided at no charge to Virginia teachers or school divisions through support from the Fund for Teaching Excellence.

“Providing Virginia students with the skills they need to make fiscally-sound decisions is critical to their success in higher ed and beyond,” said Governor McAuliffe. “The knowledge our educators will gain from this series will help them prepare our young people to become smart, savvy consumers who are ready to achieve their goals and contribute to the new Virginia economy.

Click here to read more from the Governor’s press release.