The H.K. Barker Center for Economic Education is committed to recognizing excellent teachers and students in Northeast Ohio for their performance and commitment to the study of economics and/or financial literacy. Each year, the center celebrates the achievements of one outstanding teacher (Grades Pk-12) and one outstanding student (Grades Pk-12) in the study and promotion of economics and/or financial literacy.
Nomination forms can be downloaded below and are due in early December. Award recipients and their guests are invited to The University of Akron’s campus for a special awards ceremony in the spring, where they will receive a plaque commemorating their achievement along with a cash prize (Teacher of the Year, $400; Student of the year $250).