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Economics Arkansas Hosts 16th Annual Bessie B. Moore Teacher Awards Luncheon Recognizing 10 Arkansas Educators Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 November 2011 15:35

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 November 29, 2011

  

Economics Arkansas Hosts 16th Annual Bessie B. Moore Teacher Awards Luncheon Recognizing 10 Arkansas Educators

alt Little Rock, Ark. (Nov. 29, 2011) —Ten Arkansas educators were recognized Nov. 2, 2011 for developing award-winning economics and personal finance projects integrated into K-12 classrooms last school year.  Among those paying tribute to these outstanding educators going “above and beyond”in the classroom were Gov. Mike Beebe, Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Dr. Tom Kimbrell, State Senator Johnny Key, Economics Arkansas board members, and sponsors.

 The Bill and Sharon Arnold Family Foundationis a proud sponsor of one of the award winning teachers, Terri Isringhouse of Forrest City Arkansas.  Terri 

teaches at Lincoln Middle School in the Forrest City Public School District and her project Money:  Save, Spend or Invest?  was developed to teach both the basics of good money management and the skills needed to create a brighter financial future.  This unit taught financial concepts and decision-making through illustrations, real-life problems and mathematical computation that was relevant to the students’ lives and was designed to support their financial success.  The economic standards were taught using games, hands-on simulations and children’s literature.  The students learned that they can use money in three ways:  spend it, save it, or invest it.  They also learned it was wise to do all three.  

 Economics Arkansas is deeply grateful to the Bill and Sharon Arnold Family Foundation for their support Terri Isringhouse and of increasing the economic and financial literacy of Arkansas students!