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Twin Bluff Middle School sixth-graders began playing the Stock Market Game in January. The game gives them virtual money to invest in the stock market. Then they can buy, trade and sell stocks using real-world and real-time stock data.

Taking stock in education

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The stock market can be a tricky game. Knowing which stocks to buy, when to sell and how to take risks can be a challenge for many adults.


But for Twin Bluff Middle School sixth-graders in Kristi Person's computer classes, managing their portfolios is just another daily task.

"Are we selling Apple or no?" one student asked last Wednesday.

"Let's sell it and then we can make $5,000," another student answered.

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Sarah Gorvin
Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a  journalism degree.