Council on Economic Education Seeks Teaching Award Applications

council-for-econ-ed-logoThe seeks applications for the New York metropolitan area Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Award. Three awards will be made.

Deadline: June 15.

The award program is designed to promote economic education at the K–12 level by honoring effective teachers who achieve results. CEE seeks applicants who instill in students an understanding of economics and provide them with the tools needed to make informed and responsible decisions that they carry with them as they grow into successful and productive adults.

Awardees receive a cash award of $5,000; a cash award for their school of $2,500; recognition at CEE’s Visionary Awards on Oct. 26, 2016; recognition on the CEE website as well as in its digital assets and communications; a scholarship to attend the 55th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference in Phoenix, Oct. 5-8.  

To be eligible, applicants must teach in one twelve New York State counties (New York, Kings, Bronx, Richmond, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Dutchess), eight New Jersey counties (Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Union, Morris, Monmouth), or two Connecticut counties (Fairfield and New Haven). Any K-12 certified teacher from a public, private, or parochial school may enter. However, applicants must have taught in the classroom during the 2015-16 school year.

Info: http://tinyurl.com/jy2sjss

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