Educational Institutions

Alabama Council on Economic Education, Inc.

  • Birmingham, AL
  • www.alcee.org

Mission Statement

The core mission of ACEE is to train teachers in economics, personal finance, and entrepreneurship instruction, enabling them to pass on this knowledge to students in the classroom. At the heart of ACEE’s effort is a comprehensive program of teacher training in economic and financial literacy that most K-12 teachers lack. ACEE provides seminars and workshops for teachers, and classroom programs for students, utilizing tested and approved curriculum materials that comply with the Alabama State Department of Education standards and graduation requirements. Curriculum materials are provided at no cost, and ACEE gives funds directly to schools for substitute teacher pay, so that teachers may attend workshops and seminars.

Main Programs

  1. Personal Finance Challenge
  2. Stock Market Game
  3. Alabama Economics Challenge
  4. Color the Concepts

ruling year

1969

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mr Amanda Pigue

Keywords

Self-reported

Education, Teacher Development, Economics, Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship

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Also Known As

ACEE

EIN

23-7048024

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

• 78% of Alabama public school systems and 13 private or homeschool teachers participated in ACEE programs and/or teacher workshops
o 106 out of 135 public school systems; 31% increase over 2012-13
o 90,768 students impacted through academic competitions and teacher training
• 68% of teachers trained from schools with at least 50% free/reduced lunch participation
• 658 workshop participants, a 47.8% increase over 2012-13
o Teachers awarded score of 4.75 points out of five for workshop training experience
o Teachers showed an average of 33% increase in learning based on pre/post workshop tests
• 77,240 students impacted through teacher training, an 84% increase over 2012-13 (data collected from workshop registration forms)
• 30 teacher training activities: Workshops and webinars
o Six Career Preparedness Course of Study workshops in cooperation with Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Birmingham Branch

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Personal Finance Challenge

The goal of this program is to encourage students to compete in the National Personal Finance Challenge to reinforce their learning through healthy competition. ACEE will present a series of workshops in various locations around the State of Alabama. Teachers will receive everything they need to bring personal finance and investment education into their classrooms including training, curriculum materials, and easy-to-use lesson plans. Teachers will also learn how to participate in the Personal Finance Challenge. Teachers register teams of students, who then take the tests online. The top-scoring team will become the State Champion and go on to compete in the National Personal Finance Challenge. All curricula is correlated to Alabama Course of Study and the National Voluntary Content standards.

Category

K-12 (5-19 years)

Population(s) Served

None

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None

Budget

$25,000.00

Program 2

Stock Market Game

The Alabama Stock Market Game (SMG) is an exciting 10-week, on-line trading experience. Students begin with $100,000 and may purchase stocks, bonds, and mutual funds and make any number of trades with their available funds. The teams with the most valuable portfolios at the end of the 10 weeks win their division.

Category

K-12 (5-19 years)

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

$30,000.00

Program 3

Alabama Economics Challenge

The Economics Challenge encourages students to apply their economic knowledge as they work in teams to win state, regional and national awards.

Category

Educational Programs

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

None

None

Budget

$10,000.00

Program 4

Color the Concepts

After reading a story, students are given lesson plans about an economic term that was emphasized. The students then illustrate the concept which is then entered in the Color the Concepts Contest.

Category

K-12 (5-19 years)

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

$16,000.00

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The Alabama Council on Economic Education
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30

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Alabama Council on Economic Education, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr Amanda Pigue

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jim Creamer

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