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State Treasurer Frerichs addressing a group

IL State Treasurer Michael Frerichs announces
new partnership with Econ Illinois.

“As Illinois faces unprecedented fiscal challenges, it’s even more important than ever that
our children are exposed to successful ways to manage and invest their finances.”

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Explore the many resources, programs, and opportunties available for K-12 teachers and their students.

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The Stock Market Game

The Stock Market Game

Connect students to the global economy with virtual investing and real-world learning.

Illioins Personal Finance Challenge

Illinois Personal
Finance Challenge

Gives high school students the opportunity to explore their knowledge of personal finance

Illinois Economics Challenge

Illinois Economics Challenge

A competition designed to prove students’ knowledge of advanced economics

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Economics Poster Contest

Allows students to express themselves with their understanding of economics

Educator Awards

Educator Awards

Recognizes teachers for their hard work and dedication for economics education

Illinois Economics Challenge

Professional Development

Workshops and courses for K-12 educators that deliver both content and pedagogy designed to integrate economic and financial education

Illinois Economics Challenge

Tuesday Tips

Our weekly email newsletter for teachers interested in all Econ Illinois activities

Illinois Economics Challenge

Teaching Materials

Resources for use in the classroom to enhance students’ knowledge and skills

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Students and Families

There 20 economic concepts students should learn by the time they
graduate high school. Do you know what they are?

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Finance Learning Exchange

Discover pathways of education and experience for
finance-related careers.

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Personal Giving

Personal Giving

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Ready to start your next project with us? Want to get involved but not sure how? Looking for the right program for you and your students? Give us a call or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

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