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 Claudia@economicsarkansas.org. 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
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
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
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
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
Program Tips and Bits, Jan. 2018 now online
Program Tips and Bits, Dec. 2017 now online
Program Tips and Bits, Nov. 2017 now online
March 2017 Program Highlights now available. 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
Congratulations to the 2015 Bessie B. Moore Winners. Sept. 15, 2015
Great news story of Doug Vann, chemistry teacher at Bryant High School, for winning a Bessie B. Moore award in Nov. 2014
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
Click here for our event calendar.