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Staff Spotlight – Dr. Jamie Wagner

Here at FTE we LOVE economics and the professors that work our summer Economics for Leaders programs are no exception.  This week we spotlight Dr. Jamie Wagner, a professor at our summer programs, a member in the Economics Department at the University of Nebraska…

Recent Alumni Profile – Noelle Link

FTE Alumna, Noelle Link, is a current senior at Ravenwood High School in Brentwood Tennessee. In 2016, Noelle attended our flagship, Economics for Leaders program at the University of Chicago and in 2017 she traveled to Washington DC for our Leadership Academy.…

Teacher Alumni Spotlight

In 2012, I was an English, speech and drama teacher who had been teaching for about 25 years.  Some fellow teachers were going to attend an FTE class on The Environment and the Economy here in Boise and they talked me into attending.  Having absolutely no…

We Don’ Need No Stinkin’ MOOCS

At FTE we believe our online programs are better and more effective than MOOC offerings. Read below as our Director of Online Curriculum and Instruction, Kathy Ratte, lists five reasons why! Completion rates for MOOCs hover below 20% with EdX recently announcing…

Staff Spotlight – PC, Alex Baker

At FTE our Program Coordinators (PC)s are an essential part to ensuring our student summer programs are successful! They act as a mentor and guide to our students throughout the week.  One PC that we are fortunate to have on the FTE team is Alex Baker. This…

How Do We Ensure the Ideas of a Free Society Are Passed On?

Young people do not look with awe or a sense of wonder at an iPhone, a computer, or the incredible medical miracles happening every day. But they should. Our tremendous material wealth; extended life expectancy; falling infant mortality; and even our enjoyment…

Summer Planning for the College Bound

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Recent Alumni Profile – Jillian Huels

This time last year Jillian Huels was reluctant to apply for FTE’s Economics for Leaders program. By the following October she was a guest speaker at the TFAS/FTE Leadership Conference looking back with fondness on her time at Duke University saying of her…

Where We are Wednesday – College of William and Mary

It’s a William an Mary Wednesday! We still have spaces available for both students AND teachers on this beautiful historic campus. Just how historic you ask? The College of William and Mary was chartered on February 8th, 1693 by King William III and Queen…

Alumni Spotlight – Ruby Au – Nashville 2011

Ruby Au, has traveled near and far. Since participating in the Economics for Leaders program at Vanderbilt in Nashville, she moved to Los Angeles to attend college at Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and Dornsife College. Throughout her…