Econ Illinois, formerly known as the Illinois Council on Economic Education, was founded in 1951 to help K-12 schools integrate the teaching of economics and personal finance across the curriculum at all grade levels.
Annual American Dream Event a Success
Econ Illinois thanks the many organizations, individuals, teachers and students that participated in our fundraising event! Your generousity provides the support needed to share economic, personal finance and entrepreneurship education progams and resources with educators and their students across the state.
The American Dream photo at the left is Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti, Keynote Speaker for the event, and Econ Illinois Governing Board Chair Pam Piarowski holding an Economic Concepts Poster Contest winning entry about "Scarcity".
Econ Illinois has been selected as the Lead Entity for the Finance Learning Exchange (FLE) for the state of Illinois. STEM Learning Exchanges are public-private partnerships creating more real-world experiences for students, enhancing college and career readiness.