Our Vision

Students leaving school prepared for their economic roles as workers, consumers, citizens, and lifelong decision makers in a globally interdependent world.  

Our Mission

To help teachers teach those students in the public and independent schools of Georgia.   

Helping teachers teach economics
Thank you for visiting the Georgia Council on Economic Education's Web site.  We're working hard to be the resource of choice for K-12 social studies and economics teachers across the Peach State.  Here you can review programs, register for workshops, order teaching materials, or connect to GCEE's ECONBLOG. 

Survey of the States: economic education is a positive for the Peach State
The Council for Economic Education (CEE), the New York City-based national organization that helps teachers teach economics, conducts a comprehensive survey of the state of K-12 economics and financial education in the U.S. every two years.  Collecting data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the Survey of the States: Economics and Personal Finance Education in Our Nation's Schools 2014 shows notable progress since the first survey 15 years ago.  The biennial survey is an important benchmark of progress in economic education in each state.  Georgia met several key criteria in the 2014 survey, including:
- Georgia is one of 17 states requiring a high school personal finance class
- Georgia is one of 22 states requiring a high school economics class,
- Georgia is one of 16 states requiring student testing in economics, down from 27 states since 2002,
- Georgia requires all public high school students to take and pass an economics course,
- economics standards are tested on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) in grades 3 through 8 and on the high school economics End-of-Course Test.
The 2014 Survey of the States was profiled in an article in eSchoolNews.  Read about the 2014 Survey of the States here.  

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Atlanta Hawks bring Stock Market Game to Metro Atlanta Boys & Girls Clubs  
Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the Atlanta Hawks are joining with GCEE again this year to bring the Stock Market Game to three Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta.  Forty sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders from three Centers of Hope are learning about economics and financial literacy with the Stock Market Game.  Participating players at the Ben Hill Boys & Girls Club, the Adamsville Boys & Girls Club, and the Thomasville Boys & Girls Club will be mentored and coached by Merrill Lynch volunteers.  The Atlanta Hawks are donating $2,500 to each of the participating Boys & Girls Clubs to support the program.  GCEE would like to thank Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the Atlanta Hawks for partnering on this exciting and special effort.  Click here to read more

Starr's Mill, Marist win 2014 Economics Challenge
Some of the finest minds in high school economics battled for the right to represent Georgia in the 2014 Economics Challenge.  From across the state, 17 teams gathered at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta on March 24 to compete in two divisions, the Adam Smith Division for Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate economics students, and the David Ricardo Division for honors and other economics students.  The Economics Challenge starts with a rigorous microeconomics test that each student took individually, then a macroeconomics test.  Next up, student teams take a group test on international economics.  The two top teams from each division then met in the quiz bowl round.

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In the David Ricardo Division, Gwinnett County's Parkview High School met Starr's Mill High School from Fayette County in a close competition.  Starr's Mill pulled out the victory with the correct answer on the last question.  Then the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology faced Marist High School, with Marist gradually piling up enough correct answers for the win.  Starr's Mill and Marist now go on to represent Georgia in the National Semifinals in mid-April.  Congratulations to Starr's Mill, Marist, and all of Georgia's 2014 Economics Challenge teams.   

National Association of Economic Educators
Mike Raymer, Program Manager at GCEE, takes over as the 2014 president of the National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE).  Georgia is well-represented in NAEE, with Peach State professors and GCEE staff active in the nation's premier professional organization for advancing the growth, service, and recognition of economic educators.  Joe Feinberg, Associate Director of the Georgia State University Center for Economic Education, serves on the International Committee.  GSU Center Director Shelby Frost chairs NAEE's Technology Committee.  GCEE Executive Director David Martin sits on NAEE's Professional Development Committee.  GCEE Research Committee Chair John Swinton, Director of the Georgia College and State University Center for Economic Education, begins his term as chair of NAEE's Research Committee in 2014.   

New workshops this summer  
Plenty of seats are still available for K-12 economics workshops this spring, but GCEE is also looking ahead to workshops this summer.  New workshops for this summer are The Georgia Ports and Georgia's Economy and The Economics of T-shirts and Global Trade.  Both two-day workshops offer one PLU credit each.  As it has done every summer since 1999, GCEE is once again offering the College Board's Advanced Placement Micro- and Macroeconomics Summer Institute.  The June AP Summer Institute will be held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.  Summer workshops fill up fast, so don't wait to register. 

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Register for Workshops
Check here to register for upcoming GCEE workshops. 

Teachers are busy people.  Why should they go to a GCEE workshop?  Click here to find out what the research says.

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Play the Stock Market Game
Great info for teachers & students

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Click here to learn more about the SIFMA Foundation's Stock Market Game

Visit GCEE's ECONBLOG
Teaching tips, economics in the news, and GCEE program info

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For GAEE Members
Economics teachers are special.  GAEE brings them together to share ideas, sharpen skills, and network.  You can join GAEE today

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Videos About GCEE
What does it take to be a great economics teacher?  Or have a Program of Excellence?  Find out here.

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What can you do to support economic literacy in Georgia?  Click here to find out.

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News and Announcements

Mar 29, 2014
ATTENTION SCHOOL SYSTEM CURRICULUM LEADERS- contact GCEE for Fall 2014 workshops requests!

Mar 17, 2014
Economic education across the nation: a graphic illustration of organizations serving economic education around the country

Mar 10, 2014
Thanks and praise: GCEE workshops help Terrell County teacher turn economics into "his" subject, with the scores to prove it

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