The Maryland Coalition for Financial Literacy (MCFL) is an advocacy group that realizes the need for all Maryland students and adults to acquire the skills and knowledge they need to make more informed financial decisions. Since every public school in Maryland is required to include the Maryland Standards for Personal Finance Education in the curriculum, MCFL’s primary focus is to provide teacher training, classroom tested materials, and curricular assistance in an effort to increase both the quantity and quality of personal finance education in Maryland.
Survey of the States - 2014
Every two years, the Council for Economic Education (CEE) conducts a comprehensive look into the state of K-12 economic and financial education in the United States.
Financial Statistics for Maryland
The annual CFED Assets and Opportunities Scorecard enables states to benchmark their outcomes and policies against other states in five issue areas: Financial Assets & Income, Businesses & Jobs, Housing & Homeownership, Health Care, and Education.
National Personal Finance Challenge Winners
Our team from the Applications and Research Laboratory (ARL) from Howard County, Maryland won the National Personal Finance Challenge in St Louis on May 2, 2014.Read More »
FINRA Investor Education Foundation
A FINRA Investor Education Foundation funded study recently released examines the effectiveness of state mandates on financial education for high school students, documenting notable improvements in credit outcomes for young adults who were exposed to rigorous programs. http://www.finra.org/web/groups/foundation/@foundation/documents/foundation/p602380.pdfRead More »
7th Annual Financial Education Professional Summit
Register for our 7th annual Financial Education professional workshop on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at the North Baltimore Plaza Hotel, Timonium. Each MD teacher who attends from 8am-4pm will receive a $50 stipend. All new sessions this year! Sign up now at www.econed.org/summitRead More »