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Students participate in Stock Market Game

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Children learn about finances through school banking program

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Master's program develops dynamic educators

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Center for Economic Education & Entrepreneurship

At the CEEE's 40th Anniversary Celebration, UD President Pat Harker noted, "Because of the CEEE, the state has rigorous and well-articulated content standards in economics, and teachers who are well prepared to teach economics, entrepreneurship and personal finance through lessons that engage and resonate. Young people are now less susceptible to financial insecurity; more aware of our national economic policy; and more informed, more participatory citizens who -- by their votes and their advocacy -- can help shape that policy."

In fact, beginning at a very early age, Delaware’s students are learning how markets work; how conscientious spending, saving and investing can lead to financial security; and how innovation through entrepreneurship is a possibility for all.  The founding mission of the CEEE continues: to point K-12 economics, personal finance and entrepreneurship educators toward effective and ongoing opportunities for professional development; to provide teachers with dynamic, standards-based resources, and to engage students in relevant and experiential programming statewide.

The CEEE, affiliated with the Delaware Council on Economic Education, is able to exponentially broaden its influence because of the unique advanced degree program offered through the University of Delaware. Nowhere else can teachers earn a Master of Arts in Economics & Entrepreneurship for Educators -- a distinction that leaves graduates well-positioned to become change agents in their own school districts, states, and countries. 

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April 30: Diamond Challenge final round

Horn Program in Entrepreneurship to host final round of high school competition

Students from around the world participated in this year's Diamond Challenge, a high school entrepreneurship program hosted by the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship at the University of Delaware.

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The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.4 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Anu Sivaraman, who is among Social Media Marketing Magazine’s “Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter” and’s “Top 50 Marketing Professors on Twitter” - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer experience-driven learning and emphasize evidence-based analytics methods to enrich the student experience. Here, finance students visit New York City’s financial districts for a first-hand look at markets trading and to meet with UD alumni.

Charles W. Horn, AS75, and wife Patricia, recently made a $3 million commitment to enhance and expand entrepreneurial studies.

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