Virginia Council on Economic Education
VCEE in the News

Mortensen and Jones: Building real-world skills
Richmond Times-Dispatch
May 17, 2015

PAHS's business education program continues successful run
The Core: Virginia Beach Public Schools
April 10, 2015

Southampton High qualifies for state economic, personal finance championships
Tidewater News
April 10, 2015

Buffalo Gap students invited to economics competition
News Leader
April 1, 2015

Henrico students excel in stock market game

Henrico Citizen
May 5, 2014

Chesterfield schools win in Stock Market Game
Richmond Times-Dispatch
May 4, 2014

Chesterfield students win Stock Market Games
April 22, 2014

VCU/VCEE Mini Economy Market Day Program Wins VCU Currents of Change Service Learning Award
VCU School of Business News blog
May 1, 2014 

CHS students do well in personal finance, economics competitions
The Daily Progress
April 21, 2014

High School Students Test Economic Skill During  Governor's Challenge
VCU Division of Community Engagement website
April 14, 2014

CHS Students Win, Place 2nd in State Financial Competitions
Charlottesville City Schools website
April 14, 2104

Riverheads High School competes in state economics competition
Staunton News Leader
April 14, 2014

Saints Place Second in Statewide Economics Competition
St Stephen's St Agnes School website
April 14, 2014

Area Students Compete in Richmond
Emporia News
April 10, 2014

Chantilly High School Economics Team Wins Governor's Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance
Fairfax County Public Schools website
April 10, 2014

Students put econ savvy on the line
Richmond Times-Dispatch
April 9, 2014

Governor McAuliffe Announces 2014 Governor's Challenge Champions in Economics and Personal Finance
Governor's Office website
April 9, 2014

Students from across Virginia compete April 9th in Governor's Challenge
Emporia News
April 7, 2014

LCS Business Students Earn a Seat at Governor's Challenge
Lynchburg City Schools website
April 3, 2014

Virginia leads nation in Economics and Personal Finance classes for Public School Students
Council for Economic Education
March 12, 2104

Economics Challenge prepares for upcoming competition
TJ Today
March 9, 2014

Notable Gifts: SunTrust Foundation grants go to 12 non-profits
Richmond Times-Dispatch
March 9, 2014

Mortensen New VCEE Executive Director
Richmond Biz Sense
February 11, 2104

Mortensen joins as new leader of Vrginia Council on Economic Education
News, WorkIt, Lynchburg
February 10, 2014

Virginia Council on Economic Education names director
Tidewaterbiz, The Daily Press
February 5, 2014

"New Leader of VCEE Focuses on Business Community"
February 4, 2014

"Teacher recognized for helping students learn about the economy"
The News and Advance, Lynchburg
October 22, 2013

"Liberty teacher wins state honors"
Bedford Bulletin
September 26, 2013

"Notable Gifts: Allianz Foundation Gives $50K to Train Teachers"
Richmond Times-Dispatch
September 1, 2013

"Allianz Foundation for North America and VCEE Prepare Virginia Students for Life in the Global Economy"
Market Watch
August 14, 2013

"VBEA Recognizes Outstanding Teachers"
Virginia Business Education Association
August 1, 2013

"Allianz Foundation for North America and VCEE Prepare Virginia Students for Life in the Global Economy"
Allianz Foundation for North America, Allianz Global Assistance press release
August 9, 2013

"Students team up with Delegate Landes to win"
James Madison University, Center for Economic Education newsletter
May 2013

"Thomas Jefferson Students Win First Place in Economics Competition"
Burke Patch
May 5, 2013

"Preparing for Global Competition"
May 2, 2013

"Two FCPS High School Teams Named Governor's Challenge Champions in Economics and Personal Finance"
April 26, 2013

"Freedom High School Team Runner-Up in Governor's Economics Competition"
Dulles Direct Board of Supervisors Newsletter
April 2013

"Two FCPS High School Teams Named Governor's Challenge Champions in Economics and Personal Finance"
Fairfax County Public Schools website
April 26, 2013

"Area students place in state economics event"
Richmond Times-Dispatch

April 18, 2013

"Greenfield students win at market day"
Midlothian Exchange
April 18, 2103

"Governor McDonnell Announces 2013 Governor's Challenge Champions in Economics and Personal Finance"
Governor's Press Release
April 17, 2013

"Governor McDonnell Announces 2013 Governor's Challenge Champions in Economics and Personal Finance" - Albemarle County
April 17, 2013

"Students Compete in Governor's Challenge"
Prince William County Public Schools website
April 17, 2013

"2013 Governor's Challenge champions in economics and personal finance"
The Augusta Free Press
April 17, 2013

"Gov. McDonnell: Chantilly High School Wins State Championship in Economics"
Chantilly Patch
April 17, 2013

"Students from Across Virginia Compete April 17th in Governor's Challenge"
April 16, 2013

"FHS students to test business sense"
The Tidewater News

April 16, 2013

"Young entrepreneurs bring wares to Mini-Economy"
Richmond Times-Dispatch
March 27, 2013

VIDEO: Mini-Economy Market Day at VCU
Richmond Times-Dispatch
March 26, 2013

"Elementary Students Explore Mini-Economy"
WCVE-FM interview
March 21, 2013

"Chesterfield extension agents teach the value of money"
Richmond Times-Dispatch
March 5, 2013

"Banking Honors for Dec.10 - Two Henrico Teachers Win First Place"
Richmond Times-Dispatch
December 10, 2012

"Stafford teacher wins award for teaching finances"
November 8, 2012

"CSS math chair honored"
Southside Sentinel
October 24, 2012

"Try Harry Potter to teach about money and economics"
Kansas City Star
October 19, 2012

"Christchurch School's Finite Math class"
Southside Sentinel
October 2, 2012


New High School Course in Economics & Personal Finance

September 3, 2012

"Teachers Become Students at Economics Institute"
VCU News Center
August 31, 2012

"Meeting the demand for financial literacy"
Virginia Business Magazine
August 19, 2012

"Henrico students show market savvy"
Henrico Citizen
June 7-20, 2012

"Center for Economic Education Receives State Farm Grant"
UMW Eagle Eye
May 21, 2012

"Massaponax High School students succeed in stock market"
Fredericksburg Free Lance Star
May 15, 2012

"WAHS Team Takes First at Governor's Challenge"
April 26, 2012

"Contest seeks to teach students economics"
April 25, 2012

"Western students take 1st in Governor's Challenge"
The Daily Progress
April 25, 2012

"Governor's Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance at Virginia Commonwealth University"
Council for Economic Education blog
April 24, 2012

"High School Students Match Wits in Governor's Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance at VCU"
VCU News Center
April 23, 2012

"Rappahannock High School team invited to Governor's Challenge"
April 22, 2012

"Students compete in economics challenge"
News and Advance
April 20, 2012

"SHS students in statewide competition"
The Tidewater News
April 20, 2012

"Students Compete Tomorrow in Economics and Finance
April 19, 2012

"Students from Across Virginia Compete April 20th in Governor's Challenge"
April 18, 2012

"Governor McDonnell Announces 2012 Governor's Challenge Champions in Economics and Personal Finance"
Governor's Press Release
April 25, 2012

"High schoolers put finance skills to the test"
Richmond Times-Dispatch
April 21, 2012

"New  Economic Literacy in the Old Dominion"
The Roanoke Times
April 18, 2012

"Collegiate Teacher Wins Statewide Award"
Henrico Citizen
April 12, 2012

"Elementary School Students Get an Education in Money"
Richmond Times-Dispatch
March 28, 2012

"Governor McDonnell Announces Governor's Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance"
Governor's Press Release
January 4, 2012

"Doing It All-Ottobine's Berry Displays Gold Mine of Creativity in Teaching Economics"
Daily News-Record
October 8, 2011

"Virginia's high school students now required to learn financial literacy"
Richmond Times-Dispatch
October 2, 2011

"Teacher Wins First Place for Economics Lesson Plan"
September 27, 2011

"Students Learn About the Power of Money"

Richmond Times-Dispatch
April 13, 2011

Mini-Economy Market Day
WCVE Radio
April 12, 2011

"HHS Investors Win State Stock Market Competition"
Daily News-Record
December 24, 2010

 "Cooking up Knowedge"
Daily News-Record
October 7, 2010

60 Seconds with Courtney Cooper, James River High School
Richmond Times-Dispatch
May 10, 2010

 "Poquoson Math Students Win, Lose, Learn in Stock Market Game"
The Daily Press
May 8, 2010

 "Mini-Economy Market Day Draws Young Entrepreneurs"

Richmond Times-Dispatch
March 26, 2010

"Financial Requirement Provides Essential Education"
Richmond Times-Dispatch
March 7, 2010

"Huntington Middle School Teacher Named Outstanding Economic Educator"
The Daily Press
December 19, 2009

"Lynchburg College Hosts 'Econ Boot Camp' for Area High School Teachers"
The News & Advance
July 18, 2009

"JMU GEM Fair"
You Tube
May 28, 2009

"Testing, Testing"
Richmond Times-Dispatch
June 7, 2009

"Financial Literacy is More Important Than Ever"
Richmond Times-Dispatch
May 31, 2009

"A Marketplace of Ideas"
Daily News Record
May 29, 2009

"The Young Kids Show Stock-Picking Prowess"
Richmond Times-Dispatch
May 10, 2009

"Students Learn About Buying and Selling at VCU Event"
Richmond Times-Dispatch
April 22, 2009

"Fun With Economics"
Richmond Times-Dispatch
April 2, 2009

"Students Build Financial Literacy"
Richmond Times-Dispatch
January 7, 2009

"Faces of 2008"
Richmond Times-Dispatch
December 28, 2008

"Virginia Schools' Enrichment: Fiscal Literacy"
The Washington Post
December 27, 2008

"Gaining Stock Market Insight"
Richmond Times-Dispatch
November 29, 2008

"Playing the Market' Gets New Meaning at Schools"
The Washington Post 
November 20, 2008

"Every High School Student Should Study Money Matters"
Richmond Times-Dispatch
This article also appeared in the Washington Post, Roanoke Times, Virginian-Pilot and Eastern Shore News in October, 2008
October 26, 2008

"Expanded Economic Education is a Smart Investment"
Richmond Times-Dispatch
October 26, 2008

"Librarian Tops Challenge"
The Daily News Record Features Economic Educator
October 20, 2008

"Crisis Could Make for a Fine Lesson in Virginia"
The Washington Post Features OpEd by Sarah Hopkins Finley
October 19, 2008

"Teaching Kids to be Entrepreneurs"
Lynchburg College Offers Kids in the Workforce Institute
July 2, 2008

"Marketing 101; Students Take Part in Global Fair at JMU"
Daily News-Record Reports on JMU's GEM Fair
June 3, 2008

"Elementary Economics"
"Students Get Real-Life Economics Lessons"

Richmond Times-Dispatch Takes Note at Mini-Economy Market Day
April 23, 2008

"A Student Contest of Dollars and Sense"
Richmond Times-Dispatch Features EconChallenge
April 12, 2008

"Playing the Market; Students Win Big During the Stock Market Game"
Chesterfield Observer
June 13, 2007

"Mini-Economy Market Day: Elementary Business"
Richmond Times-Dispatch
May 6, 2007

Sarah Hopkins Finley Pens Article on Importance of Economic Education for Children
All About Kids Magazine
April, 2007