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For the last 27 years we’ve taught elementary school-aged children about economics.

The School Of Economics was established because there was an identified need for teaching elementary school-aged children about economics. As a result, SOE was founded in 1994 through the collaborative efforts of the Blue Springs School District, the City of Blue Springs and local businesses.

Our organization’s mission is to engage students through hands-on, curriculum-based learning programs to promote lifelong financial capability. We help them to understand and apply basic marketplace concepts and skills and expose them to business-related careers.

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Looking back on it now, I learned so much about loans, budgeting, and supply and demand. I will always rave about the School of Economics. They do a wonderful job of teaching a seemingly scary subject, in an easy-to-understand and engaging way. Now that I am a teacher myself, my belief that SOE is crucial for all elementary kids to experience is even stronger!

Ms. RoccaroNew Trails Early Learning Center

What I remember most about School of Economics is how careful I had to be with money I earned working my job, but it was a lot of fun! I do believe SOE helped me make decisions about my future. SOE was the first place I understood the concept of business and it sparked my interest in owning my own business one day.

Harman SinghFormer SOE Student / Attendee

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September 15, 2021

Jamie Batschke, new executive director at the School of Economics, discusses how UMB’s partnership will help expand the program.

Recently, Jamie Batschke had the chance to sit down with UMB, a proud supporter of the School of Economics (SOE), to talk about her new position as executive director and…
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July 15, 2021

SOE Hiring Update

Jamie Batschke is our new Executive Director here at School of Economics. She has dedicated her 30-year career to investing in the lives of children and families through her non-profit…
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July 13, 2021

SOE’s COVID-19 Update

School of Economics (SOE) COVID-19 Protocols for Staff, Contractors, Students, and Visitors - Mask Usage, Social Distancing and Other COVID-19 Mitigation Protocols for 2021-2022 school year SOE requires all students,…

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