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The H. Kenneth Barker Center for Economic Education
213 Crouse Hall
Akron, OH 44325-4210
(330) 972-7763 (voice)

Dr. Brad Maguth, Acting Director

About the Center

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Teacher Resources

A primary goal of the Barker Center is to provide teachers with appropriate resources to teach economic principles in the classroom.  Learn more

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Support the Barker Center for Economic Education

Giving to the Center for Economic Education is one of the most meaningful things you can do to help promote financial literacy and economic education in the region.  Learn more about how you can support the Center.

Guest Speaker: Jackie Cummings Koski

Money Letters 2 My Daughter 
Saturday, September 27
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Barker Center for Economic Education is proud to announce that award-winning author and financial literacy advocate Jackie Cummings Koski will be coming to campus for a special one-day workshop for educators.  Her book, "Money Letters 2 My Daughter," was the 2013 winner of the Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Award for Adult's Book of the Year, Money Management. The book is a series of entertaining letters written to her 18-year-old daughter about all things dealing with money and personal finance. For more information on the book or the author, visit All teachers that attend this workshop will receive a free copy of the book. Get more information and sign up!

Hands holding the world, Barker Center landing pageWorkshops

Workshops are a great way to hone your skills. The Barker Center provides series of workshops at new locations each semester. Graduate credit is available for many of our workshops.   Learn more

Just one of the advantages of signing up for our Newsletter is notification when new workshops become available.

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From an economic business vocabulary to the definitions of types of taxes, our Economic Fast Facts is a rich resource for you in your classroom.

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