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The H. Kenneth Barker
Center for Economic Education

Zook Hall, Suite 401
Akron, OH 44325-4210     


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On December 14, 2021, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed into law historic legislation that requires all high school students to take a semester-long course specifically devoted to financial literacy! Our Executive Director, Dr. Brad Maguth, worked with lawmakers to help advocate and shape this critical legislation.

A special thank you to the Bill’s sponsors, State Senators Steven Wilson (District 7) & Rob McColley (District 1), for their efforts to advance this legislation. The new graduation requirement will start with high school freshmen entering in 2022-23. Educators are also required to complete specialized training to demonstrate competency (in earning a state financial literacy validation) in order to be eligible to teach this financial literacy course. Funding for teacher training has been provided in the legislation.

Are you interested in learning more about Senate Bill 1? In accessing high-quality standards-based resources and techniques to teach financial literacy? If so, be sure to reach out to Center staff, with over with over 45 years of offering teacher professional development opportunities and resources, to best meet your individual, school/district, or organization's needs.


Upcoming Programming

Workshop Title
Date/Time and Location  Registration Information  

Teaching Cryptocurrency, Gr. 7-12

*Available for discounted graduate credit

January 25, 2023

4:30- 6:00pm 

Virtual Event


Registration Closed

Diversita: Expanding Diversity in Financial Planning & Wealth Management

Sponsored by UA College of Business

February 8th, 2023

12- 3pm

Virtual Event

Register Now

Using Children's Literature to Teach Economics

March 29th, 2023

4:30- 5:45pm

Virtual Event

Register Now


Educator Study Tour to Ireland: Crossing Borders, Building Bridges

*Available for discounted graduate credit

 June 11th -22nd, 2023

Applications Closed


Ohio’s Teaching Financial Literacy Conference 

July 6th & 7th, 2023


Akron, OH

Register Now!


Family Financial Fun Event combines financial education with fun

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