Texas Council on Economic Education • 1801 Allen Parkway • Houston, Texas 77019
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Texas and U.S. Problems:

In 2015:

  • 54% of Texans broke even or spent more than their annual income
  • 33% of Texans used a form of non-bank borrowing
  • 49% of Texans have an emergency fund
  • 27% of Texans have a fundamental level of financial knowledge
  • $1.2 trillion is the national student college loan debt
  • 60% of Texas students are on the Free and Reduced Lunch Program

TCEE is one of the few organizations that provides the financial literacy and economic education teacher training and student programs that support the Texas standards.

Study after study shows that many Americans continue to lack even a basic understanding of economic and financial concepts, and the consequences on American’s financial state are dire.

Students CAN learn economics and financial concepts if their teachers know economics and how to teach it. (Council for Economic Education

A 2015 FINRA study determined that students exposed to economic and financial education are more likely to display positive financial behaviors. Texas, having mandated that students are to take economics and financial literacy, has seen the severe delinquency rates for those students receiving the education declined by … 6%, and credit scores increased by 5%. (FINRA Study)

The Texas Council on Economic Education

Solutions Support the Following CRA Guidelines

§.12(i)—3: What are examples of community development services?

Establishing school savings programs or developing or teaching financial education or literacy curricula for LMI individuals.

§.12(g)(2)—1: Community development includes community services targeted to low-or moderate-income individuals. What are examples of ways that an institution could determine that community services are offered to low- or moderate-income individuals?

A1. Examples of ways in which an institution could determine that community services are targeted to low or moderate-income persons include, but are not limited to:

  • The community service is targeted to the clients of a nonprofit organization that has a defined mission of serving low- and moderate-income persons, or because of government grants, for example, is limited to offering services only to low- or moderate-income persons.
  • The community service is conducted in low- or moderate-income areas and targeted to the residents of the area.
  • The community service is a clearly defined program that benefits primarily low- or moderate-income persons, even if it is provided by an entity that offers other programs that serve individuals of all income levels.

The community service is provided to students or their families from a school at which the majority of students qualify for free or reduced-lunch price meals under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National School Lunch Program.

TCEE Mission

To help all students develop an economic way of thinking and problem solving useful in their lives as knowledgeable consumers, prudent savers, informed investors, workforce members, responsible citizens, and global economy participants.


TCEE Vision

The U.S. as a nation of citizens who have the knowledge and skills to make sound, informed economic decisions.


The Texas Council on Economic Education

  • teaches teachers
  • who teach students
  • who are the future of TEXAS.

John Anderson, TCEE Board Member


K-12 Workshop Financial Foundations for Educators

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Teachers As Adult Learners

Personal Financial Literacy Presented by Fidelity Investments and the Texas Council on Economic Education

Audience:  K-12 grade teachers responsible for teaching personal financial literacy through Economics, CTE, Social Studies, and math courses. The training will also provide support for those teaching the new CTE financial mathematics and social studies PFL courses.

Trainers: Fidelity Investment experts, Texas Council on Economic Education Center Directors: Steve Cobb, Ph.D. and Susan Doty, MBA

Location: Fidelity Investments One Destiny Way Westlake, TX 76262 Time: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Date: January 26, 2017  (Bad weather make up day – 2/09/17)

Credits Available: (6) CEU

Registration: $15

Mail-in registration – for checks or purchase orders, click here

To registration and pay online, click here

Teachers from Thomas C. Marsh Preparatory Academy – Dallas ISD and Dunbar High School – Ft. Worth ISD, register by clicking here.

A prize will be awarded to the:

  •  car that safely and legally transports the most training attendees to the January 26th training.
  • school that has the most teachers in school spirit shirts attending

Workshop Highlights

  • Saving and Investing 
  • Spending and Planning  
  • K to 12 PFL Lessons

fidelity-investments_416x416Saving, investing, spending and planning concepts are essential components of a course that includes financial literacy TEKS. The Texas Council on Economic Education (TCEE) and Fidelity Investments K-12 educator staff development program will deliver essential content and provide a variety of resources for teachers to use in their classrooms.

By improving their own personal knowledge of the subject, teachers will leave the session confident that they can capture students’ attention and develop understanding, retention and development of life skills through the new content and materials provided.

The training will utilize the Jump$tart Teacher Training Alliance curriculum as well as the strong knowledge that Fidelity staff will provide.

TCEE University Center Directors Steve Cobb, Ph.D., and Susan Doty, MBA, will provide CEE and TCEE lessons.

Event Information 

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October 22: Understanding Fiscal Responsibility Workshop at Region 10

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Region 10 ESC- Richardson

400 E. Spring Valley Richardson, TX

Burnet Room, 2nd Floor

Saturday, October 22, 2016 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Registration Link

Curriculum Training ;The issues surrounding the federal budget, national debt, and budget deficit are complex, and the content is taught through social studies, career and other courses in Texas.

We are offering a training workshop on Understanding Fiscal Responsibility, a curriculum which uses essential dilemmas to help students focus on current fiscal issues such as the national debt, budget deficit, national security, Social Security, and current national policy issues. Join us for this engaging and fast-paced session!

 *This workshop and the accompanying materials are made available to teachers through the generous support of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, the Council for Economic Education and the Texas Council on Economic Education.

Training Flyer

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The Stock Market Game – Fall 2016

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Proclamation 2017 Instructional Materials–CTE Reviewers Needed

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 The Division of Instructional Materials and Educational Technology (IMET) is seeking help from those interested in reviewing new CTE instructional materials for Proclamation 2017.

These CTE Career Clusters are still in need of reviewers, especially for these courses:

Subchapter A. Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

  • Agribusiness Management and Marketing
  • Agricultural Equipment Design and Fabrication
  • Equine Science
  • Oil and Gas Production
  • Practicum in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Subchapter B. Architecture and Construction: Construction Technology I

Subchapter C. Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communication

  • Practicum in Animation
  • Audio/Video Production
  • Commercial Photography
  • Professional Communications

Subchapter D. Business Management and Administration

  • Business English
  • Global Business

Subchapter F. Finance: Money Matters

Subchapter H. Health Science

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Health Science Theory
  • Medical Terminology
  • Principles of Health Science

Subchapter J. Human Services

  • Child Development
  • Dollars and Sense
  • Family and Community Services
  • Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness

Subchapter K. Information Technology

  • Computer Programming I
  • Principles of Information Technology

Subchapter M. Manufacturing: Welding I

Subchapter N. Marketing

  • Advertising
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Sports and Entertainment Marketing

Subchapter P. Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

  • Collision Repair
  • Diesel Equipment Technology
  • Practicum in Transportation Systems
  • Practicum in Distribution and Logistics
  • Small Engine Technology

The materials are scheduled to be reviewed this summer, adopted by the SBOE in November 2016, and available for use beginning in the 2017‒2018 school year.

Nomination forms for those interested in serving on the state review panels for Proclamation 2017 are available on the IMET website.

If you have any questions, please contact (512) 463-9601 or review.adoption@tea.texas.gov.

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TCEE President Interviewed by KERA Television

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TCEE President Laura Ewing interviewed by KERA for an article on financial literacy education in Texas

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Region 4 Workshop: Real World, Relevant Lessons in Personal Finance for High School Students

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Teaching Personal Financial Literacy during high school is an important springboard for sending students into the world. This session will provide key lessons that meet the senior economics course, one semester Personal Financial Literacy social studies elective, and CTE financial math course’s Personal Financial Literacy TEKS. Experience the hands-on, real world, relevant lessons that you can use in expanding students’ knowledge. Take away a VE4.5 pin drive with 1400 lessons.

Resources for Teaching Personal Financial Literacy
Session ID: 1238384
Date: July 25, 2016
Credit: 6 CPE
Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Registration Fee: $50.
For full workshop details, contact socialstudies@esc4.net.

Register online at www.esc4.net/socialstudies



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Spotlight on: The Texas Jump$tart Coalition

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TCEE is a Texas Jump$tart Coalition Board Member

The Texas Jump$tart Coalition is a nonprofit organization that connects diverse financial education champions together to prepare Texas youth for lifelong financial success.

The coalition works to:

  • Raise public awareness of personal financial education for Texas youth;
  • Promote financial literacy efforts in Texas;
  • Serve as a resource in Texas for legislators, educators and other parties interested in financial literacy; and
  • Ensure Texas youth are equipped to make informed personal financial decisions.

The Texas Jump$tart Coalition also is an affiliate of the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy.


The Texas Jump$tart Coalition is in a rebuilding year—working with a strong group of volunteer officers and board members. (Pictured below.)

2016 initiatives for the Texas Jump$tart Coalition include:

  • Network with other Jump$tart Coalitions to identify best practices.
  • Create a new, active, and current Texas Jump$tart website.
  • Build communication across existing Texas partners.
  • Support the Jump$tart National Educators Conference Nov, 5-7 in Dallas.
  • Recruit more state partners to further build the coalition.


  • Sponsors for teachers scholarships to attend the Jump$tart National Educators conference in November.
  • Public, private, corporate or personal companies as sponsors or partners for Texas Jump$tart.


Kellie Haayer, President
Texas Jump$tart Coalition


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