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Financial Education and Capability Award winners
April is Financial Literacy Month
JA Build Your Future is an app that helps teens, their parents and teachers break down the cost of achieving career goals into real, easy-to-understand numbers.
    Financial Education and Capability Award winners were honored at the Maryland General Assembly in Annapolis.
  Visit the resource page to find financial literacy learning experiences for K-12 students.
 
Why require Financial Literacy Education?

Today, more than ever before, graduates must be financially literate in order to be prepared for college, careers, and responsible living. This is why Maryland has acted to ensure that all students have a strong foundation in financial education to make informed decisions and accomplish their goals.
 
What is Maryland doing to prepare students to be Financially Literate?

• Implementing the Maryland State Curriculum for Personal Financial Literacy Education in grades 3-12

• Meeting regularly with the Financial Literacy Education Advisory Council to support local school system implementation activities

• Requiring local school systems to provide a program of instruction in financial literacy education for all students in grades 3-12


• Partnering with financial institutions and other organizations to provide ongoing professional development for teachers


• Establishing public and private partnerships to secure grants for financial literacy resources
 


Publications



Maryland Financial Literacy Education Update, January 2014
   
Take Charge America Institute Article: Spotlight on Partners, the Maryland State
   Department of Education
   
Maryland State Education Department Receives ICI Education Foundation Grant
   
Maryland Teachers Prepare For Personal Financial Literacy Program
 
Survey of The States Economic and Personal Finance Education in our Nation's Schools
 
Administration for Children and Families Financial Capability Letter
 
   

For More Information on Personal Financial Literacy Education In Maryland Please Contact:

Dr. Lynne M. Gilli
Program Manager
Career and Technology Education Instructional Branch
Maryland State Department of Education
Division of Career and College Readiness
410.767.0518 voice, 410.333.8666 fax
lynne.gilli@maryland.gov


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