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New York, 12 July 2012 - Participants in the 25th annual NYSE Teachers Workshop rang The NYSE Closing Bell today. This is the second workshop in a series of five, and it includes nearly 20 participants from 36 states. The NYSE Euronext Teachers Workshop is a professional development program for educators who teach economics, financial markets, and personal finance.
"Bringing the financial markets to the classroom through the Teachers Workshop is a vital step towards the NYSE's commitment to increasing financial literacy," said Michelle Greene, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at NYSE Euronext. "The program is based on the most up-to-date information and insight to assure the advancement of financial capability for the teachers and for their students."
Teachers are enrolled in each of the five programs offered by NYSE Euronext and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Investor Educations and Advocacy. The first three workshops - for first time participants - take place at the New York Stock Exchange through July 20; the SEC Graduate Program will be held in Washington, D.C. from July 24 to 27; and the NYSE Euronext Graduate Program will be held at the NYSE from August 1 to 3.
Caption: Participants from the 25th annual NYSE Euronext Teachers Work Shop ring The Closing Bell® at the New York Stock Exchange on July 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo Dario Cantatore/NYSE Euronext)
- The Teachers Workshop is one of a number of programs offered or supported by NYSE Euronext that are focused on increasing financial capability. For additional information on such programs, see this press release.
NYSE Euronext invites workshop participants, media, and all others to get involved in the discussion during the 2012 NYSE Teachers Workshop. Panelists will answer relevant questions from our Twitter followers and Facebook fans. Participants are welcome to Tweet @NYSE_Euronext about their daily activities using the hashtag, #NYSETeachers.
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About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext's equities markets - the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE MKT, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca - represent one-third of the world's equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com.