Economic Education Council Seeks Teaching Award Applications

The Council for Economic Education seeks applications for the New York metropolitan area Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Award. Three awards will be made.

Deadline: June 14.

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 of 12 New York State counties (New York, Kings, Bronx, Richmond, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Dutchess), of of eight New Jersey counties (Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Union, Morris, Monmouth), or one of two Connecticut counties (Fairfield and New Haven). Any K-12 certified teacher from a public, private, or parochial school may enter. However, applicants must plan to teach full time during the 2017-2018 school year.

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