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

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

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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 Lunch, Squawk 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 >>>
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Local 6th graders get money advice from Congressman Bill Flores

News, Student Competitions
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
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PlainsCapital Bank Renews $25,000 TCEE Grant Supporting Financial Literacy in Schools

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DALLAS, Texas (Mar. 10, 2016) – Dallas-based PlainsCapital Bank has renewed a $25,000 grant to the Texas Council on Economic Education (TCEE) to support a financial literacy program for Texas middle school students. The grant ensures that the program, developed by TCEE in 2012 and funded by PlainsCapital, will continue to be available to teachers and schools throughout the state. The program covers topics such as saving, budgeting, credit and financial responsibility. “Kids need to learn important money lessons early,” said Pete Villarreal, chief administrative officer for PlainsCapital Bank. “This program helps teach practical life skills – how to open a bank account and balance a checkbook, how to save money to reach goals, how credit cards work, and if you borrow money, how much you need to earn to…
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Free w!se Financial Literacy Certification Program to the first 30 Schools to Register

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Dear Educator,We are excited to announce that w!se is pleased to offer the w!se Financial Literacy Certification Program and Test at NO COST to the first 30 schools to register.Register today and give your students the opportunity to become Certified Financially Literate™. Students passing earn the w!se CFL™, a credential that can help them in college, job search and future careers.Participating educators will receive w!se's comprehensive teacher's guide, resources directory, optional pretesting and access to w!se's online database of practice test questionsYou can use Gen I Revolution to prepare your students for the examThe test is aligned to national and state standards Download Registration FormOnce you've filled out the form, please email or fax the form to jsands@wise-ny.org, fax #212-980-5053.Sign-up your school now to ensure your are one of the first thirty to register and…
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