State Farm, Superintendent Flanagan, Federal Reserve honored at MCEE Champions Dinner
The Michigan Council on Economic Education honored State Superintendent Michael Flanagan, State Farm, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago-Detroit Branch along International Academy-East teacher Emily Manoogian at its 2nd Annual Champions Dinner: A Night to Celebrate Achievement. Held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago-Detroit Branch Wednesday evening over 140 educators, students, and individuals attended the evening’s program.
Rod Meloni from WDIV-TV and MCEE Board member emceed the exciting evening to celebrate the economic education achievements of Michigan teachers and students who have excelled in MCEE programs the Econ Challenge and Stock Market Game.
State Farm and the Federal Reserve’s Detroit Branch were honored for their many years of partnerships to expand MCEE programming and economic education efforts throughout the state. Superintendent Flanagan has been instrumental in keeping social studies and economic education in the forefront of Michigan educators. During Flanagan’s tenure Michigan adopted the state’s new high school graduation requirements which included a new one-half credit in Economics and the inclusion and development of Economics in the K-8 Grade Level Content Expectations and High School Content Expectations.
Retired president of the Michigan Bankers Association Don Booth was honored for his many years of Board and leadership with the MCEE Lifetime Commitment Award.
The Michigan Council on Economic Education (MCEE) has delivered economic education programs and professional development to teachers and students since 1979. Through its network of eight higher education centers for economic education throughout Michigan, MCEE programs and professional development of K-12 teachers in economics, entrepreneurship, and personal finance impacts an estimated 1 million students per year and 100,000 teachers. MCEE is the most cost-effective and best return on investment organization in Michigan economic education. MCEE statewide headquarters are located at Walsh College-Novi.