$mart Indiana is a project of the Indiana Council for Economic Education (ICEE). The goal is to promote and enhance the learning opportunities in personal finance for youth in both formal and informal education. This project provides the support and resources including professional development for teachers, educators and other youth outreach providers in the area of financial literacy.
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Find out about the state of K–12 economic and financial education in the United States. Every two years, the Council for Economic Education (CEE) conducts a comprehensive look into the state of K-12 economic and financial education in the United States, collecting data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The 2014 Survey of the States shows notable progress over the past 15 years since the first survey was conducted.
Students from Hamilton Southeastern High School placed first in the Indiana Personal Finance
Challenge for high school students, offered by the Indiana Council for Economic Education. The winning team members
Beau Hart, Nick Iacobucci, Megan Meyers, and Matt Rittman competed against 315 other students from across the
state and were coached by their teacher, Mitchell Steckler. Team members answered questions about earning income,
protecting and insuring, using credit, buying goods and services, saving and financial investing. These students won the
right to represent Indiana at the National competition this coming May in St. Louis, Missouri.
The 2nd and 3rd placed teams in the Indiana Personal Finance Challenge were both coached by Richard Reid of Carmel
High School. The second placed team members included Robert Deaton, Kevin Mi, Joseph Philleo, and Alex Yu. The
third place team members included Sami Uzzama, Alice Wang, Christine Wang, and Michael Zhou.
Congrats to all of the participating students.
More What's New!
ICEE is pleased to announce the Econ Poster Contest is being held for students in grades 1 through 12. The Econ Poster Contest is a great opportunity for your students to express their creativity while learning important economic concepts. Prizes will be awarded to the top entries! Please have your entries postmarked to ICEE by May 17, 2014.
See contest details as well as images from last year's winners at http://www.econed-in.org/econposter.asp. Or, pass along the contest information to your Art teacher!
High School Teachers:
The Indiana Economics Challenge is an opportunity for teams of 4 high school students to demonstrate their knowledge on a broad array of economics topics in an atmosphere where economics knowledge is tested and recognized and where competing is FUN. Any Indiana student enrolled in a public, private, or home based school during the 2013-14 academic year is eligible to compete. Students may also compete as part of an organization, club or before/after school program. Teams compete in one of two divisions - Adam Smith or David Ricardo. The competition includes a qualifying regional online round followed by the face to face state finals held at four sites across Indiana. For details see http://www.econed-in.org/econchallenge.asp