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Teacher lauded for students’ stock market game performance

2014 May 29
by HISD Communications
Renee Ruiz

Renee Ruiz

This week’s Shout Out goes to Renée Ruiz, an English Language Arts teacher at Burbank Middle School.

Ruiz earned praise from Assistant Principal Ruben I. Piñeda for leading her students to a second-place finish in the middle-school division of the Stock Market Game for the Houston region. The competition is sponsored by the Texas Council on Economic Education, and Ruiz’s class increased the value of their virtual $100,000 investment by almost $1,000 in just 10 weeks.

“Although the Stock Market Game involved virtual investments, students experienced real world learning by implementing skills essential to succeeding in school and life,” said Piñeda. “Students improved their math skills and many of them gained an elaborate understanding of personal finance and economics as they learned how to invest and how to grow their stock.”

A team of students from Pershing Middle School placed first in the same contest.

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