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Thanks to your generosity, almost all Georgia Council on Economic Education workshops and classroom teaching materials are free to Georgia teachers and their schools. Private funds also mean very low fees for special classroom programs like the Georgia Stock Market Game.
For more than 30 years, businesses, foundations and individuals have contributed to support the Council’s efforts. Contributors know the Georgia Council [a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization] is an efficient and effective steward of the funds they’ve invested in it over the years. The Council is recognized as a national leader, and its service to Georgia teachers makes it a role model for other states. 2013-2015 Campaign Co-Chairs
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Why give to the Georgia Council on Economic Education? When you provide your support to an organization, you want to see results. You want to have confidence that your contribution will accomplish something positive that will benefit those you want to help. Giving to GCEE means your contribution will help teachers teach economics and financial literacy to K-12 students in the Peach State so that students are prepared to take their place in a globally interdependent economy they understand better.
In a study by Dr. John Swinton, Director of the Center for Economic Education at Georgia College and State University, a team of researchers examined approximately 180,000 test scores over three years, measuring the impact of GCEE programming in terms of changes in student test scores on the End-of-Course Test (EOCT). The researchers found that students of teachers who attended GCEE workshops performed significantly higher statistically on the EOCT than students whose teachers had never attended a GCEE workshop. Researchers also found that the more workshops teachers attended, the better their students performed on the EOCT. You can read about the findings here.
At an October 2011 meeting, GCEE Executive Director Dr. David Martin (right) presents State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge (left) with research findings that show students of teachers who take a GCEE workshop do better on the state-mandated economics End-of-Course Test (EOCT) than students of teachers without the in-service training.