Consider this comment from a teacher who recently attended one of our teacher workshops:
“I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop yesterday! Very rarely in my long career have I left a seminar with an entire set of materials that would ALL be useful to my students. Thank you and the TCEE for championing this very important cause and doing something so productive with it.”
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We’ve just returned from our 53rd Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference in Dallas, attended by over 500 economic and financial literacy educators, including over 250 K-12 teachers, and CEE’s affiliate network, and by all accounts it was a great success. One of our teachers from Maryland put it best: “I am rarely in a place where teachers and our profession are given so much respect.” We honor the work that our K-12 teachers do every day to promote financial literacy, and it is a privilege to host such dedicated individuals.
- Professor Alan Krueger, Princeton University, was our plenary keynote speaker; he was joined by CNBC.com’s Kelli Grant for a lively Q&A.
- CEE got some great media coverage in the Dallas Morning News and on ABC News Dallas; to check out my in-studio interview click here.
- The Wall Street Journal, Dallas Morning News, Reuters and Bloomberg News were on-hand to hear remarks from Richard Fisher, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
- I opened a successful symposium, Bridging the Gap: Increasing Financial Capability Among College-Bound Students, convened by Higher One to coincide with our Conference to bring together secondary and post-secondary educators.
We thank all of our generous sponsors- nationally and locally – for making this event possible.
Learning List Gives High Marks to TCEE Financial Literacy Materials
Schools and districts have many more instructional materials choices than ever before and a limited amount of funding. As a result, educators have to become more discerning consumers of instructional materials. Learning List is a new resource to help districts and schools make better informed selection decisions. Think of Learning List as a combination of Consumer Reports® and Angie’s List™ for K-12 instructional materials.
Learning List has reviewed our financial literacy materials. They validated our correlation to the Financial Literacy TEKS, providing a detailed alignment report for each grade level. Learning List also developed a professional assessment of the content and design of our materials.
Districts invest hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars in instructional materials annually. Reading high-quality, independent reviews of the available products before you buy makes good financial sense.
TCEE President Addresses the Dallas Morning Bankers Association
Laura Ewing, President of TCEE, spoke on August 7, 2014, to the Dallas Morning Bankers Association about Building the Perfect Homebuyer. Ewing explained that the Texas educational legislation, State Board of Education guidelines, and Texas Education Agency’s standards (TEKS) are leaders in the U. S. for financial and economic education.
She discussed the value of these two fields of study to begin at a young age and proceed through high school to develop better spending, saving and donating habits. The future of the Texas economy depends on a well educated population in spending and savings and electorate in determining elected officials who will make sound economic decisions for the state and the U. S. For more information and statistics about Texas, please see the PowerPoint.
Plano’s Connie Cai Wins National Distinction in InvestWrite Competition
2 other students from Texas place in competition
TCEE 2014 Smarter Texas Conference Photos
The Texas Council the Conference thanks the partners and presenters who made the conference a success. TCEE appreciates the educators who attended because you are making a difference in the lives of students.
TCEE in the News
- Teacher lauded for students’ stock market game performance
- TCEE President Laura Ewing Quoted in the Dallas Morning News
- Perry Middle School Student Wins TCEE Competition
What People Are Saying about TCEE
“Thank you so much for sharing [the grades 3 & 4 PFL lessons]! Our teachers said the workshop was amazing!” - A local curriculum supervisor
“For me, the competition was an opportunity to put the training we had done as a team and individually to the final test. Additionally, it was a way to learn more about the world of finance and economics and meet prominent individuals in those fields. I felt as prepared as I reasonably could have been – though I could have always done one more practice test and tried to memorize another set of statistics or current events, I felt that I knew all of the economics concepts that would come up and that I’d be well prepared for whatever current events they’d ask about. The best part about the trip was the opportunity to meet people with experience in the world of finance and economics – not many 17 year olds get the opportunity to talk to people in private equity and quantitative analysts about the economy over dinner.” – A member of the Bellaire High School National Championship Economic Challenge Team
“I would advise other teachers to remember to have fun with the competition. It is so amazing to see how much fun kids have with Economics and how they are learning skills that will make them successful in life. It is great to win, but is even better to see all the kids that end up majoring in Economics or related fields because of the passion this competition instills in them.” – Michael Clark, Teacher of Bellaire High School National Champion Team
Houston and New York City High Schools Take Home Top Honors in Annual National Economics Challenge
Ring The Closing Bell® on New York Stock Exchange
NEW YORK, NY MAY 19, 2014 – The Council for Economic Education is excited to announce the winners of the 14th Annual National Economics ChallengeSM, a rigorous academic competition putting students’ economic skills and knowledge to the ultimate test. Bellaire High School from Houston, Texas took home the top prize for the Adam Smith Division, (for advanced placement, international baccalaureate and honors students) and Hunter College High School from New York City was named the winner of the David Ricardo Division (for students who have only taken a single-semester economics course) in the two-day competition, hosted by the Council for Economic Education and sponsored by State Farm.
Congressman Hinojosa Visits Edinburg SMG Participants
The SIFMA Foundation’s 11th annual Stock Market Game™ Capitol Hill Challenge (CHC) is drawing to a close.. This 14-week challenge organizes teams of middle and high school students by Congressional district and state and teaches the importance of savings and investing, while simultaneously promoting a better understanding of our government. Texas teams were matched with every US Representative and senator in the state.
Congressman Ruben Hinojosa, who is paired with Edinburg High School, visited the school to watch first-hand as the student’s invest a hypothetical $100,000 in listed stocks, bonds, and mutual funds and learn the value of saving and investing as they work together to maximize the return of their portfolio. Also in attendance was Dr. Alberto Davila, the director of the Center for Economic Education at University of Texas PanAm.