Nebraska Council on Economic Education honored

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The Nebraska Council on Economic Education at UNL was honored with the 2010 award for Outstanding Contributions to Business Education by the Nebraska State Business Education Association.

The award was presented this month at the 2010 Nebraska Career Education Conference on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus, where the council partnered to provide an all-day workshop for Nebraska business teachers. The council was selected as the recipient of this award for leadership in promoting and improving economic literacy for today's students and tomorrow's workers, leaders, citizens and entrepreneurs.

The vision of the council is to ensure that all students from kindergarten through high school have an on-going education in economics and to enhance teachers' understanding of economics and their ability to teach economic concepts to their students. The vision holds that students should develop economic ways of thinking and problem solving that they can use in their lives as consumers, savers, investors, members of the workforce, responsible citizens and effective participants in a global economy.

Student programs include the Stock Market Game, the Nebraska Economics Challenge and the Nebraska Finance Challenge. Teacher programs include in-service workshops, curriculum resources, summer classes, post-graduate education and tuition assistance.

The Nebraska Council on Economic Education is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. For additional information go to

- Jennifer Davidson, College of Business Administration

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