The Virginia Economic Educator Awards recognize educators from around Virginia who have demonstrated excellence, creativity and innovation in teaching economics and personal finance.

GRADES K-12

The Virginia Governor’s Challenge is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge of personal finance and economic literacy by competing with other students across the state.

GRADES 9-12

The Stock Market Game™ is a comprehensive economics and personal finance education program. Small student teams of 2-4 students, compete for awards by investing $100,000 in a virtual portfolio.

GRADES 4-12


Reading Makes Cents is a statewide reading challenge for all elementary schools designed to introduce basic financial concepts to K-5 students. All Virginia elementary school librarians are invited to complete a simple application in order to bring Reading Makes Cents to your school courtesy of Virginia529

GRADES K-8

A Mini-Economy is a flexible and customizable classroom program that usually it runs for weeks or even months. In a classroom mini-economy, students have classroom jobs, earn play money, make spending and saving decisions, shop at the class store, and even start a classroom business.

GRADES K-5

Our professional development opportunities for Virginia teachers are offered for all grade levels, including comprehensive Institutes leading to certification as a VCEE Certified Educator.   Contact VCEE if you are interested in scheduling a training program for teachers in your area.

GRADES K-12