Council for Economic Education

To promote economics education in metropolitan New York high schools by recognizing innovative teachers, promoting successful pedagogies, and motivating diverse students

  • Amount $545,000
  • City New York, NY
  • Investigator Christopher Caltabiano
  • Year 2019
  • Program New York City Program
  • Sub-program

This grant supports efforts by the Council for Economic Education (CEE) to attract a more diverse pool of individuals to economics by exposing precollege students to high-quality economics education. Grant funds support the Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champion Awards, an annual program for recognizing innovative, effective high school economics teachers in the New York City metropolitan area. Winners receive $5,000 and their schools receive an additional $2,500 to enhance the economics curriculum. Winners are also celebrated at CEE’s annual Visionary Awards dinner each October, an event popular with leaders in business, education, economics, and the media. Additional grant funds support a series of three-day training boot camps and other online and in-person professional development programs that reach over 55,000 teachers per year, two-thirds of whom teach in schools serving students from low-income families. Last, CEE hosts the New York Economics Challenge, an annual quiz-bowl-style competition that helps students discover and develop a passion for economics. The grant’s funds support these and related activities for a period of three years.

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