Dollars and Sense for Kids

The concept is simple... the impact is huge!
A financial literacy advocate in every Kentucky school...

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ADULTS! Take the Economics Awareness Challenge! (coming soon!)  Become the "Leading Forecaster"! Win $1,000!



STUDENTS! Take the Financial Literacy Challenge and you could win a $20 gift card!



7th Annual Life Fundamental$ Summit:
Teaching Dollars and Sense - June 23-24, 2014

Register NOW!  Early Bird Special rate of $75 through April 30.

Summit for K-12 economics and personal finance educators at Holiday Inn Hurstbourne in Louisville  New sessions, speakers, and resources - and a field trip!        



Nominate a teacher for "Outstanding Economic Educator"! $1,000 award!

Nominate (or self-nominate) a grade 4-12 teacher as the Outstanding Economic Educator.  Nominees MUST participate in a Spring session of the Stock Market Game....                 more




State Farm Grant supports Teacher Education in Common Core ELA and Math with Economic and Financial Education

 Workshops for educators being offered in spring/summer 2014....   more


Status of Economic and Personal Finance Education in Kentucky

The new 2014 Survey of the States has been published.  Eighteen states require a Personal Finance course, and 22 states require an Economics course.  See where Kentucky stands...     more     ______________________________________________________________

KCEE receives grant from Toyota for "Money Math Nights"

Math night is popular with many schools -- how about offering your school a "Money Math Night" for your elementary students and their parents!

"Money Math Nights" are a great way to teach personal finance concepts such as earning, budgeting, smart spending, and saving through math applications that parents and students can work on together! Coming in Spring 2014!  DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCES HERE!



KCEE Appoints a New Executive Director

The Kentucky Council on Economic Education is pleased to announce the appointment of the new Executive Director, Kathleen Spencer Cooter, Ph.D, from Bellarmine University.

Kathleen Cooter, Ph.D is Professor of Early Childhood/Special Education. Before joining Bellarmine in 2008, she taught at the University of Memphis and Texas Christian University. She served as Outreach Coordinator for the New Teacher Center at Memphis and directed the teaching and research activities of both TCU's laboratory schools and received awards as a Mortar Board Professor and Employer of the Year AwardŁ for employing adults with Down Syndrome. In December 2003, a new wing to TCU's laboratory school was built and named in her honor. 

Kathy has served as the Bellarmine Center Director since 2008 where she has offered teacher training, the "Poverty Simulation" to 2,000 Kentuckians, and instituted the Kentucky Financial Education Collaborative.  Kathy says that as statewide director, she is "...delighted to move forward the statewide efforts to bring financial and economic literacy to Kentucky students".  She looks forward to "... working with our Centers for Economic Education and partner organizations committed to our same cause -- financially literate citizens - cradle to grave, in Kentucky ".

 Kathy can be reached at 502-272-7987 or


Johnsontown Road Elementary uses Money, Markets Moguls!
is featured on JCPS website using KCEE program Money, Markets and Moguls program with Citi volunteers... see video


Stock Market Game Students at Bowen Elementary
Cathy Jackson's fifth grade class is featured using Stock Market Game in WLKY Kentuckiana School Cribs... see video



We've Moved!  Our new address is:

AFT School of Education #319
Bellarmine University
2001 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY 40205
502-272-8189 (fax)


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