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Training teachers since 1965

The mission of the Hawaii Council on Economic Education is to promote and improve the teaching of economics in Hawaii’s public and private schools and increase the economic and financial literacy of Hawaii’s students and residents.

HCEE is the only statewide organization dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of economics in Hawaii's public and private K-12 schools. ​

Our vision is a State of Hawaii whose people have the knowledge, understanding, and skills to make informed economic choices in their lives and for their community.

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Hawaii Attorneys Help Consumers and Keiki Learn About Economics and Financial Literacy!

Thanks to the efforts of Perkin & Faria, LLLP and Bickerton Dang, LLLP, HCEE has received a donation of $107,169.52 that will be used to educate Hawaii’s school-aged keiki (K-12), educators from
the public, private, charter, and home schools, and the public learn more about finance and economics. 

The attorneys led a class action suit against several Hawaii Banks including Bank of Hawaii, Central Pacific Bank, and  American Savings Bank. Nationally over the past several years, dozens of banks from across the country were forced to refund millions of dollars in illegal overdraft fee charges to consumers through a series of class action lawsuit settlements. These class action lawsuits accused multiple financial institutions of employing tactics designed to trigger and rack up overdraft fee charges to the tune of more than $20 million in the State of Hawaii alone. 

What was unique about this class action suit was the naming of several non-profits that will benefit from certain proceeds to help Hawaii’s consumers and keiki learn more about finance and economics. In settling the suit with American Savings Bank, HCEE was selected as one of several beneficiaries according to the terms of the settlement. 

In helping Hawaii’s consumers affected by excess overdraft fees, Brandee Faria, Managing Partner of Perkin and Faria, LLLP, encouraged all consumers to be vigilant, to question practices that may not seem acceptable, and to get more education in the areas of personal finance and economics. 
Good Job to All Participants of the 2017 
Hawaii Economics Challenge!

 The 2017 Hawaii Economics Challenge took place on April 4th at the  UH Ballroom. 150 students attended from Iolani, Kaiser, Kalani,  Kamehameha, Kapa’a (new this year!), Maryknoll, McKinley  and  Roosevelt. Thank you to our emcees Dick Rankin and Howard  Dicus and all of our volunteers that helped make this event enjoyable  for the students. 

The winning teams were: 

 Congratulations to all winners! For photos of the event, click here.
David Ricardo Division

1st: Iolani 1R

2nd: Kalani 1R

3rd: Maryknoll 1R

4th: Kaiser 2R
Adam Smith Division

1st: Iolani 1S

2nd: Maryknoll 1S

3rd: Roosevelt 2S

4th: Mckinley 1S
Get ready to Celebrate Champions in Economic Education!  HCEE's 52nd Annual Dinner is scheduled for Thursday, September 21 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village!

Click HERE for more information about 
HCEE's 2017 Annual Dinner

Click HERE for more information about the 
Teacher and School of the Year Award.