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MEDIA CONTACT: Jessica Aptman
561-297-2980, japtman@fau.edu

FAU Director of the Center for Economics Education Receives Grant to Bring “Real World Economics” into the Classroom

BOCA RATON, FL (October 13, 2011) – William Bosshardt, Ph.D., the director of the Center for Economic Education (CEE) within the College of Business at Florida Atlantic University, has received a grant from the Florida Council on Economic Education to provide materials and knowledge to area teachers through the CEE’s workshops and programs.  These programs will promote financial and economic literacy for Palm Beach and Broward counties schools’ K-12 students through workshops that emphasize active learning techniques while introducing economics, personal finance and entrepreneurship into a number of academic subjects. 

“Given the challenges in the U.S. economy, I am proud that we offer programs for educators to provide children in elementary school a strong foundation in economics,” said J. Dennis Coates, Ph.D., dean of the College of Business.

The Stock Market Challenge, CEE’s signature program, is scheduled for January 12, 2012 in FAU’s state-of- the art trading room, which replicates a real-world trading experience on the Boca Raton campus.  The program offers educators techniques to engage young people in learning about the American economy by incorporating into their classes the Florida Stock Market Game, created by the Florida Council on Economic Education. In addition, they will be hosting two additional programs this fall, including Econ for Econ’s Sake in October and Teaching about the Financial Crisis in November.

For more information, contact William Bosshardt at 561-297-2908 or econed@fau.edu.

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