TCEE April Update


Smarter Texas Conference 2015

The 2015 Smarter Texas Conference will be June 18-19  at the Hotel Contessa on the San Antonio Riverwalk. Click here for all of the details. Registration is now open.  

April Financial Literacy Training

Hope Village is hosting a financial literacy training in April  for K-12 Math, Social Studies & Career Teachers. Registration is now open.

2015 Houston Money Week

The 2015 Money Week Art Contest has begun. Click here for complete details. 

Rainy Weather Safety Tips from State Farm

Spring storm season has arrived and it’s important for all drivers to understand that any amount of rain can cause hazardous road conditions.  According to the U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration 74% of weather-related crashes happen on wet pavement. Contrary to what most may think, only 17% of weather related crashes occur during snow or sleet. 


Please see great info at … and be safe out there.

Stock Market Game News

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Teachers and their students in the Houston, San Antonio and South Texas were invited by FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, to participate in the Stock Market Game free of charge this school year.

The response was amazing. Almost 3,500 teams made up of approximately 14,500 students participated in the Stock Market Game ™ in these regions this school year.


FINRA is dedicated to investor protection and market integrity through effective and efficient regulation of the securities industry.

FINRA is not part of the government. It is an independent, not-for-profit organization authorized by Congress to protect America’s investors by making sure the securities industry operates fairly and honestly.

Learn more about the work of FINRA,on their website:


Stock Market Game™ teams from Texas are in the running to win a trip to Washington DC.

The Capitol Hill Challenge works like the Stock Market Game™, but students compete against teams matched to members of Congress

Winners are selected on the basis of their portfolio value at the end of the competition. The top 10 teams and their teacher are rewarded with an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to tour our nation’s capitol, gain insights into fiscal policy-making, and potentially meet with their sponsoring member of Congress.

3900 teams from across the country are representing their US congressional districts in the Capitol Hill Challenge.

Good luck to teachers Lori Burns at Van High School, Sara Parriott at Cedar Ridge High School from Eanes ISD and Bob Mendez at Lubbock-Cooper High School whose teams are currently in the top 25 of this challenging competition.

Winners will be announced when the competition ends on May 8. Good luck to all of our Texas teams.

Thanks to all of the Texas teachers who entered teams in the CHC. Every member of  Congress from Texas was represented by a school.


Invite an Investment Professional to Visit Your Classroom    

Learn More by registering for the Stock Market Game™ Advisors Webinar on April 16, 4 pm EST here:

Spring Into Action – Register your Class with Invest It Forward

Teachers who submit a photo of themselves or their students with their volunteer (with media releases completed) during the months of April and May will become eligible to receive a $25 gift card to enhance their SMG experience.  You, your teachers, schools and communities will then be promoted on the TCEE and SIFMA Foundation’s website and social media platforms.

Congratulation to the Fall InvestWrite Texas Winners. Each winner received a check for $50.

Grade 4/5
Leonard Yu
Teacher: Debbie Hays
Beverly Elementary
Plano ISD


​Grade 6-8
Noah Taylor
Teacher: Kathleen Martin
​Oakwood Intermediate
College Station ISD


High School
Mauricio Romo
Teacher: Mr.: Felipe Rosales
School: Socorro H S
Socorro  ISD


This national essay contest is open to Stock Market Game™ participants and a wonderful way to assess what students have learned throughout the Stock Market Game™ program.

Thanks to everyone that participated this year.

 SWS-Logo_11-10-10_rgb_w_regThanks to Southwest Securities for their continued support of the InvestWrite Program.



We Couldn’t Do This Without You.

Thanks FirstLight Federal Credit Union for their long time support in the El Paso area. For the first time ever the awards event they sponsor was canceled because of SNOW! What a crazy winter.

The Brownsville Herald has been a generous sponsor of the SMG for over 15 years.

Joseph Financial Partners offer the Stock Market to FREE students in Fredericksburg ISD, Kerrville ISD, Junction ISD

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TCEE is  asking for your support to continue to make economic and financial education a priority for K-12 students in Texas.


You can help by making a contribution today!

Thanks to the support from a wide range of partners, the Texas Council on Economic Education (TCEE) is able to provide quality learning opportunities and engaging instructional resources to teachers and students across the state of Texas. Last year TCEE was able to leverage the contributions from partners to deliver programs to over 2,500 educators who have impacted 2.3 million students from the trainings. Your investment in teachers provides returns in student achievement for years.

A gift of $500, $250, $50, $25, or $10 can make a difference in helping better prepare Texas students to make wise economic decisions throughout their lives. 

TCEE thanks its partners for their stake in the future success of Texas.  



Meet Henry, A Reminder of all the Young Texans for Whom We Work



Henry is the first grandchild of TCEE and Smarter Texas Web Manager Allen Reding

The Texas Council on Economic Education  -  1801 Allen Parkway  -  Houston, Texas 77019

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