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TCEE Educating Texas

Texas Students Were Big Winners in Budget Challenge This Fall

Texas students were big winners in H&R Block Budget Challenge this fall! H&R Block Budget Challenge just made public the list of fall ’15 scholarship and grant winners… and Texas had multiple winners: Classroom Grant Winner [$2,500 or $5,000] Bellaire High School Bellaire, TX DeBakey High School Houston, TX JB Alexander High School Laredo, TX Clements High School Sugar Land, TX Student Scholarship Winner [$20,000 each] Suneal Vemuri, Bellaire High School, Bellaire, TX Angela Lin, Clements High School, Sugar Land, TX Jonathan Chang, Clements High School, Sugar Land, TX Errol Williams, DeBakey High School, Houston, TX MyLe Nguyen, DeBakey High…

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CEE 2015 Highlights

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FULFILLING OUR MISSION: 2015 HIGHLIGHTS   Served as a crucial voice and influencer Selected by the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans to convene an event in New York City highlighting the need for financial literacy education, which featured former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Demonstrated thought leadership in the field CEO and President Nan J. Morrison: Represented K-12 education at TIAA-CREF’s invite-only symposium “Engaging Hispanics in their Financial Well-being” Discussed how financial education can help break the cycle of poverty at the National Association of Business Economics Annual Meeting Penned the foreword to the book…

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TCEE Awarded $32,000 to Support K-12 Financial Education

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Austin, Texas – The Finance Commission of Texas has announced the grantees for the new funding cycle of the Texas Financial Education Endowment “TFEE.” This grant program is designed to support and promote financial capability, education, and responsibility of Texans. The endowment supports innovative consumer credit building activities and programs for youth and adults throughout the state. Eight organizations were awarded an aggregate amount of $250,000. The 2016-17 grant recipients are: K-12 Financial Education and Capability Texas Council on Economic Education, Statewide – $32,000 Financial Coaching Family Pathfinders of Tarrant County, Tarrant County – $32,000 Community Development Corporation of Brownsville,…

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Upcoming SMG Webinars

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There are many upcoming free webinars to help teachers use the Stock Market Game ™. The complete list is here.

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Corpus Christi Area SMG Training

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Live Teacher Training – Learn How Easy It Is to Teach the Stock Market Game™ for grades 4-12. • Learn all about the Stock Market Game™ & its application in the classroom • Review easy to teach resources in the SMG online Teacher Support Center • Access SMG trading account and learn how to create & manage an online portfolio This training is offered thanks to a contribution from FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. This online personal finance simulation teaches 4th through 12th grade students the basics of investing as they  research companies an make decisions on how to invest…

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Teachers: Engage Your Classes in One or More of our 3 Student Competitions

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TCEE provides three state-wide student programs to support understanding of economics and financial literacy. All three learning opportunities are accessed through online portals. Stock Market Game ™ Spring Dates: February 8 – April 15, 2016 for grades 4 through 12.         Economics Challenge Spring Testing Dates are February 29 through March 18, 2016  for grades 6 through 12 with state playoffs in Austin on April 6, 2016.Personal Finance Challenge Spring Dates are February 29 through March 18, 2016  for grades 6 through 12.  State Playoffs are in Austin on April 5, 2016.

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