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News and Noteworthy Information for Educators

You will find news and announcements of interest to Arkansas educators below. If you'd like to share your news, please contact Claudia at Thank you.

The Summer 2020 edition of Program Tips and Bits is now online, May 2020

Go online this summer for virtual tours of Arkansas State Parks and earn Arkansas History credit. May 2020

Read our editorial in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette about personal finance education in schools. May 3, 2020

Teachers, this video tribute is for you. #TeacherApprecationWeek 2020, May 2020

The May Program Tips & Tidbits now online. May 2020

Announcing the winners of the spring 2020 and the year-round sessions of the Stock Market Game, April 2020

Play the Stock Market Game for FREE!, April 6, 2020

The April Program Tips & Tidbits" are now online, April 2020

In honor of Financial Literacy Month, Economics Arkansas is hosting a family savings bank contest. Deadline to enter is April 17.

Ready to play and teach daily activities for April Financial Literacy Month? Find them on this calendar. March 2020

A Special Edition of the monthly Program Tips & Tidbits is now available. March 2020

NGFP (Next Generation Personal Finance is hosting a virtual learning conference Saturday, March 21, and is offering new online PD opportunities, March 2020

Plenty of econ activities to do at home with kids are now online. AMI educators, remote teachers, digital learners, parents and homeschoolers, help yourselves! March 2020

March 2020 Program Tips & Bits now online, March 2020

Be the first to hear the news about Stock Market Game and Personal Finance Challenge, February 2020

Registration is now open for the 2020 Arkansas Personal Finance Challenge, a one-day competition for high school students on April 8 in Little Rock, February 2020. UPDATE: The event was cancelled due to Coronavirus pandemic. April 2020

February Tips & Tidbits now online, February 2020

January Tips & Tidbits now online, January 2020

Announcing the winners of the Fall 2019 Stock Market Game session! December 2019

Program Tips & Tidbits, December 2019, December 2019

November Tips & Tidbits, November 2019

2019 Bessie B. Moore Award winners announced, October 2019

Teacher grants of up to $500 are now available. Deadline to apply: Sept. 16, 2019, Sept. 2019

Program Tips and Bits, August 2019 now online.

View photos of our 20th Anniversary Stock Market Game awards luncheon on May 13, 2019, featuring keynote speaker Doug McMillon and honoring all 2018-19 first- and second-place winners, June 2019

Program Tips and Bits, June 2019 now online

Registration is now open for our many, no-fee Professional Development workshops this summer. Join us. May 2019

We are hiring! We have a job opening for a program coordinator. May 2019

"The Toothpaste Millionaire" launches as Season 3 selection of Arkansas Reads One Book April 11, 2019, April 2019

Apply by Feb. 1 for a chance to win all-expenses-paid PD experience offered by the WW II Museum, January 2019

Program Tips and Bits, January 2019 now online

EA Receives $12,000+ grant from Blue & You for Take 2: Healthy Meals on a Tight Budget to be presented in 2019. Dec. 2018

Program Tips and Bits, Dec. 2018 now online

Teacher grant application for spring 2019 are now accepted through Jan. 14. Dec. 2018

Sammy's Big Dream will bring free personal finance resources to every elementary school in Arkansas in early 2019. Nov. 2018

Program Tips and Bits, Nov. 2018 now online

Grab & Go Economics--Concept Guides (formerly known as Economics Concept Connector Guides) are now available for online ordering. October 2018

The iNSPIRE lesson plans and PPPs now online. October 2018

Program Tips and Bits, Aug. 2018 now online

SIFMA announces fall 2018 schedule of free SMG training webinars August 2018

EA co-founder and first ED, Dr. Bessie B. Moore, will be inducted into the 2018 Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame August 2018

Teacher grant application for fall 2018 are now accepted through Sept. 10. July 2018

Applications for Stock Market Game grants (Donna K. Wright, AR Securities Department) are now accepted. July 2018

Program Tips and Bits, Jan. 2018 now online

Program Tips and Bits, Dec. 2017 now online

Program Tips and Bits, Nov. 2017 now online

2nd Round of Teacher grant applications now accepted through Dec. 1 for spring 2018 October 2017

Teacher grant applications now accepted through Aug. 1 for fall 2017 July 2017

Economics Arkansas announces an immediate job opening for an executive director. June 2017

March 2017 Program Highlights now available. March 2017

Please plan to participate in ARGives Day, April 6, 2017, and support Economics Arkansas. March 2017

Registrations for Econ in the Rock now accepted. March 2017

The 2017-18 Economics Concept Calendar is now available for viewing and downloading. December 2016

Introducing "The Bessie." November 2016

Winners of the 2016 BBM awards announced. September 2016

Great online article, The 74 Million, about G&T teacher Shelina Warren of Pine Bluff. June 2016

Read our May 2016 program highlights here. May 2016

Read our March 2016 program highlights here. March 2016
Kudos to one of our own, MET Shelina Warren of Pine Bluff, for winning a national award. Sept. 30, 2015

Congratulations to the 2015 Bessie B. Moore Winners. Sept. 15, 2015

Apply for 2015-16 economic education grants, get ready for the 2015-16 Stock Market Game.

Register now for our summer 2015 professional development workshops.

Great news story of Doug Vann, chemistry teacher at Bryant High School, for winning a Bessie B. Moore award in Nov. 2014

We have added "January 2015" to Economics for All Seasons on our website. Preview, Download

Congratulations to the 2014 Bessie B. Moore award winners!

The Global Economic Education Alliance and several partnership organizations are hosting an Economic Education Teacher Study Tour to Peru during spring break in March 2015. For more information and an application, click here.

Experience "Economics for All Seasons," a new addition to our Educational Resources page. (Scroll down just a tad.) You'll find economic and personal finance lesson plans and resources based on the themes of the seasons. Check out "A Harvest of Economic Activities" and " 'tis the Season for Economics."

Economics Arkansas is now accepting partnership agreements with school districts. Benefits include customized professional development, training to meet Arkansas History and Technology requirements, priority notice of upcoming PD opportunities and conferences, and refund of certain registration fees.
Stock Market Game training and registration now underway.

Apply now for an economic education grant of up to $750 for the 2014-15 school year. Deadline is Sept. 19.
Register now for the CEE National Conference, Oct. 8-11, 2014

"Show Me the Money," a short presentation about how to write an Economics Arkansas Economics Education Grant application is now available online.

Register Now for our Many Summer 2014 Professional Development opportunities, May 1, 2014
Register Now for the 8th Annual Economics Exchange on May 16, April 1, 2014
Governor Mike Beebe Declares April Financial Literacy Month, March 31, 2014

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