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EconomicsAmerica and New England's Economic Education Councils and Centers Have Much to Offer Teachers EconomicsAmerica and New England's Economic Education Councils and Centers Have Much to Offer Teachers

EconomicsAmerica/National Council on Economic Education is a nonprofit partnership of leaders from education, business, and labor dedicated to promoting economic literacy. Founded in 1949 as the Joint Council, its mission is to insure that American students understand essential economics concepts, are able to use economics to think and solve problems, and have a solid grasp of the nature and structure of the national and global economy.

EconomicsAmerica publishes and distributes teacher resource and student materials, provides teacher training, participates in and guides curriculum development, and has been a leader in developing standards for economic education. Through its nationwide network of more than 300 affiliated state councils and local centers, EconomicsAmerica provides economic education for nearly 150,000 teachers a year.

In New England, the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island have active and thriving Economic Education Councils and Centers that offer teachers a variety of educational opportunities and tools ranging from in-service classes and specialized workshops to print materials and videos. For more information, teachers in those states should contact:

Connecticut Council on
Economic Education
University of Connecticut at Storrs
U-55 One Bishop Circle, Room 104
Storrs, CT 06269-4055
Phone: (203) 486-2327

Maine Council on Economic Education
University of Southern Maine
P.O. Box 9715-159
Portland, ME 04104
Phone: (207) 780-5926

Economic Education Council of Massachusetts
Bridgewater State College
Bridgewater, MA 02325
Phone: (508) 279-6125

Rhode Island Council on Economic Education
Rhode Island College
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: (401) 456-8037

The Economic Education Council in your state will be able to put you in touch with the nearest Economic Education Center.

If you live outside New England and you would like to find out the address of your state's Economic Education Council, please contact:
National Council on Economic Education
1140 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 1-800-338-1192