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The College of St. Scholastica

Mission and background

The St. Scholastica Center for Economic Education was designed to promote a better understanding of economics and personal finance for K-12 teachers and students in the greater Duluth area. In fulfilling this mission, every effort will be made to assure that the activities of the Center emphasize factual, academic, comprehensive, and non-partisan economic content and curriculum that encourage informed critical thinking.

In the promotion of economic literacy, the Center is affiliated with the Minnesota Council on Economic Education and will serve as a resource for schools, teachers, and related communities throughout the Duluth area. While exerting every effort to promote more effective economic and personal finance education in the K-12 schools in the service area, the Center will recognize the autonomy of local school systems and refrain from the promotion of any particular curriculum, organization, or materials.

Workshops for teachers

The Center will host workshops for K-12 teachers on a variety of economic and personal finance topics.

Upcoming Workshops

There are no upcoming workshops at this time.

Regional Economic Challenge

Each year, the Center will host a Regional Economic Challenge, which is part of the Minnesota Economic Challenge. In the Minnesota Economics Challenge, teams of students representing high schools across the state compete in a series of challenging tests of their economic understanding and reasoning abilities.

Participants compete in both individual and team categories. The state competition is held at the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis each spring with an opportunity for winning teams to earn a trip to nationals in New York City in May.

View more information about the Challenge.

Resources for instructors

The Council for Economic Education has a collection of resources for K-12 educators and students. EconEdLink is a great site for free personal finance and economic lesson plans and other interactive tools. The site offers webinars and the capabilities to search for tools based on grade level.