Global Literacy can include, but is not limited to: foreign language proficiency, civic literacy, environmental literacy and financial literacy.


The Partnership for 21st Century Skills is a national organization that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student. As the United States continues to compete in a global economy that demands innovation, P21 and its members provide tools and resources to help the U.S. education system keep up by fusing the 3Rs and 4Cs (Critical thinking and problem solving, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity and innovation). While leading districts and schools are already doing this, P21 advocates for local, state and federal policies that support this approach for every school.
Maryland State Department of Education World Languages Standards
Civic Literacyas a 21st Century Skill

Environmental Literacy Initiative in Maryland's Public Schools

Financial Literacy Education in Maryland Public Schools