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Media Coverage of Bellaire High School’s Win at the National Economics Challenge

Steve Liesman, CNBC's Senior Economics Reporter, emceed the Council for Economic Education's National Economics Challenge championship rounds in NYC. The Challenge was aired on CNBC.com, CNBC's Power LunchSquawk Boxand was featured on PBS's Nightly Business Report. 
 
Here are highlights from the coverage:

 

PBS's Nightly Business Report highlighted the Challenge and winning teams. View Video >>>

CNBC.com and MSN.com: Winners of the National Economics Challenge. View Video >>>

Huffington Post and Yahoo! Finance shared the National Economics Challenge Finals, Adam Smith Division, Round 2. View Video >>>

CNBC traveled to Carmel, Indiana to meet the Carmel High School Team. The segment showcased how the students' prepped for the competition and what it means to be a part of the Challenge. Read the Article and View the Video >>>

2016 Houston Money Week Art Contest Winners

Texas Council on Economic Education (TCEE), WOODFOREST NATIONAL BANK and Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants sponsored an art contest displaying financial literacy concepts for Houston area schools.

The competition was held in conjunction with the UH Bauer College of Business Financial Symposium that was part of Houston Money Week 2016.

Congratulations to the winners.

Local 6th graders get money advice from Congressman Bill Flores

Stocks, bonds and mutual funds - some middle schoolers in College Station were all ears Monday morning as Congressman Bill Flores stopped by to give them some money advice.

They're currently in a competition, and that advice will come in handy.

There are 3,000 classrooms across the country taking part in this year's Capitol Hill Challenge, including one at Oakwood Intermediate in College Station. It's a stock market game, which is aimed at teaching kids what they need to know about managing money and investing wisely. Representative Flores is actually sponsoring the group from Oakwood.

Link to the complete story and video at KTBX

Region 7: Smarter Texans Save Poster Contest

Overview

The Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy at The University of Texas at Tyler (CEEFL) and Region 7 ESC will sponsor an art contest for Region 7 area schools. The contest will be to celebrate Financial Literacy Month (April) and to encourage students to use art to display the “economic way of thinking” about money concepts.

The deadline for delivering the artwork is April 29, 2016 at 3:30 pm.

Student winners will be announced at the Celebration of Financial Literacy teacher workshop on May 19, 2016 (Session #055054).

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