Martha Rush

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Martha Rush is a nationally recognized high school economics and social studies teacher and active teaching advocate. She teaches at Mounds View High School in Arden Hills, Minnesota, and she is the author of Beat Boredom: Engaging Tuned-Out Teenagers (Stenhouse, 2018) and First 50 Days: A Handbook for Young Founders (Quarter Zero, 2020). Rush has taught AP Macroeconomics for 15 years and AP Microeconomics for 10 years, and she has been an AP reader in both subjects starting with Macro in 2007. She currently serves on Test Development for the AP Microeconomics Exam, and she has served on the AP Microeconomics Curriculum Design and Assessment Committee and the AP Microeconomics Instructional Design Committee. She has written curriculum for the Council on Economic Education, the Minnesota Council on Economic Education, the Georgia Council on Economic Education, and the Economic Center of Cincinnati, as well as the publishers of the three major AP Economics textbooks. She is the lead consultant for AP Microeconomics and the lead AP Daily instructor for Microeconomics, and she runs AP Summer Institutes in both Micro and Macro. Rush has led multiple student teams to championships and finalist positions at the National Economics Challenge, the Junior Achievement Student Leadership Conference, and the Personal Finance Challenge. Rush holds a master’s degree in education entrepreneurship from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in history from the University of Minnesota, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan.