The Kansas Council for Economic Education is a nonprofit organization providing economic and personal finance education support to K-12 teachers in Kansas.

Physical Location: 

Kansas Council for Economic Education
1845 Fairmount St.
Woolsey Hall #303G
Wichita, KS 67260-0203

Mailing Address
Kansas Council for Economic Education
1845 Fairmount St.
WSU Campus Box 203
Wichita, KS 67260-0203

Contact List:

  • General Contact – KCEE@wichita.edu, 316-978-5183, FAX 316-978-5164
  • Charlene Nichols, Email, 316-978-5165


The Kansas Council on Economic Education (KCEE) was founded in 1959 on the campus of Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. Its initial focus was to equip teachers with the resources and skills needed to educate the youth of Kansas with knowledge of personal finance and economics. From its inception, the Council has been positioned to serve the whole state of Kansas, although its location has changed several times. For a short stint during the 1960s, the Council was located at Washburn University; then it was moved back to KSU. In 1993, KCEE’s office was again moved, this time from Manhattan to the campus of Wichita State University, where it is presently hosted by the W. Frank Barton School of Business. In 2011 KCEE received a new look and is now doing business as the Kansas Council for Economic Education.

Over 50 years later, the Council has increased the number and quality of its programs and services. Yet, through all this growth, KCEE’s central purpose – to support teachers in educating youth (grades K-12) to be literate in personal finance and economics – has not changed.

Welcome KCEE

  • 1959 – The KCEE was Founded in Manhattan
  • 1962 – KCEE was moved to the Washburn University Campus
  • 1967 – KCEE returned to Kansas State University Campus
  • 1977 – The Stock Market Game (SMG) was created and KCEE adopted it as a program
  • 1993 – KCEE was relocated to the Wichita State University Campus
  • 1997 – KCEE adopted LifeSmarts as a program
  • 2001 – KCEE held the first Financial Fitness Institute (a reinvention of our past PEP program)
  • 2002 – KCEE held the first Kansas Economics Challenge
  • 2002 – KCEE held the first Kansas Economics Poster Contest
  • 2005 – Financial Foundations for Kids was created for Kansas Teachers
  • 2008 – KCEE held the first Kansas Personal Finance Challenge
  • 2009 – KCEE celebrated 50 years
  • 2011 – KCEE changes the logo and adopts “for” instead of “on” in the name
  • 2013 – KCEE held the first statewide Financial Fitness Extravaganza teacher conference
  • 2019 – KCEE celebrated 60 years

Please consider allowing KCEE to help your local school provide more economics and personal finance education. We’ll show your teachers easy ways to integrate economics and personal finance into almost any subject area and grade level. 


The Council is currently hosted by the Frank W. Barton School of Business at Wichita State University but is affiliated with each of the six state universities. Each university’s Center for Economic Education is a supported partner of the KCEE.

KCEE has offered graduate credit courses through the six Centers for Economic Education at ESU, FHSU, KSU, KU, PSU and WSU. Additionally, the Council offers dozens of non-credit workshops and professional development opportunities across the state and online through econedlink.org . Customized in-service training at schools is also a service of the KCEE, often in partnership with the Kansas Centers for Economic Education.

The Kansas Council for Economic Education is part of an affiliated international network led by the Council for Economic Education (CEE), previously known as the National Council for Economic Education. CEE is a recognized leader in economic education. The CEE’s educational resources, available for discounted order through KCEE, are of the very best quality, developed and classroom-tested by experienced educators in the field of economics.

CEE’s mission is to “advocate for better and greater school-based economic and personal finance education at the K-12 level; and to educate young people in the United States and around the world.”  You may learn more about the Council for Economic Education on the web.

Although KCEE works independently from the Council for Economic Education, many of our curriculum resources are provided through this organization. Additionally, the Council for Economic Education facilitates membership in EconEdLink.org, an online resource for teachers with a free membership.