About Us

What We Do

History, Mission

Why Economic Education? When children and youth have a better understanding of economics, they can make informed choices and function in a changing world economy. Youth who understand economics when they graduate are more prepared to shape their own futures and that of their communities. Economics curriculum also enhances learning in math, technology, and social studies, all while teaching and reinforcing important skills in critical thinking, decision making, research, cooperation and communication.

Mission statement: The Alaska Council on Economic Education is a non-profit partnership of leaders in business, economics and education who are devoted to advancing the economic way of thinking so an informed public understands economics, shapes their future and advocates sound personal, local and national economic policies.

How we Achieve our Mission: The Council's primary strategy is to train K-12 teachers in ways to incorporate economic education into their classrooms. Every teacher who receives training in turn can reach hundreds or even thousands of students over the course of their teaching career. This means more of Alaska's young people can graduate with economic literacy, a crucial tool for success in life.

History: Formed in 1977, the Alaska Council is part of a national network of state councils on economic education, with member organizations in all 50 states and a national office located in New York. The Alaska Council maintains a strong partnership with the University of Alaska Anchorage's College of Business and Public Policy, through its Center for Economic Education.

The Alaska Council on Economic Education is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations to the Alaska Council on Economic Education are tax deductible. Our IRS tax ID number is 92-0065319.

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