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KY universities partner with State Treasurer to support empowerment for teachers, students

Economic educators across the state  have joined with State Treasurer Allison Ball to launch the Coalition for Financial Literacy in the Commonwealth (CFLC). Ball Partners include Eastern Kentucky University, Morehead State University, Murray State University, the University of Kentucky and Northern Kentucky University. The CFLC was formed to combine resources to teach personal finance, entrepreneurship...

EKU faculty member Harter receives national award for work in economic education

Typically, research in economic education doesn’t measure the effectiveness of financial literacy programs in the elementary and middle grades. But Dr. Cynthia Harter at Eastern Kentucky University is not your typical economic educator. And that explains why she has been selected by the National Association of Economic Educators and the Council for Economic Education to receive the Henry H. Villard...

U of L Economic Education Center to focus on ways to pay for cost of college

The University of Louisville’s College of Education and Human Development is giving a new mission to its Center for Economic Education, a research arm of the college that works to boost financial literacy. In addition to training K-12 educators to explain economics and personal finance to their students, the center will also focus on research to help families plan for and manage the cost of college. CEE...