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Compact News & Notes


Compact Core Team Position Statement Against Racial and Social Injustice

At this historic moment, the Ohio Deans Compact stands with the Black community and social-justice allies in the fight against racism. We pledge action to interrupt systemic racism in all its forms and to speak out against the historical and persistent devaluing of Black lives.

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Compact’s Low Incidence Sensory Disability (LISD) Collaborative Addresses Personnel Needs

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Supporting higher education-school district partnerships to improve preparation and practice in using evidence-based language and literacy practices aligned withOhio’s Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement


Visit the P20 Literacy CollaborativeP20 Literacy Collaborative Website

The P20 Literacy Collaborative, as part of the Ohio Deans Compact, brings together representatives from higher education, school districts, professional associations, regional entities (i.e., SSTs, ESCs), and ODE and ODHE. Membership includes 11 university – district partner teams from institutions receiving Compact-awarded Improving Literacy Partnership Grants and incentive grants and members of the Higher Education Literacy Steering Committee, which was established during the 2018-19 project year. Funded university – district partner teams are from the University of Akron, Cleveland State University, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Marietta College, Mount St. Joseph University, Muskingum University, Ohio University, University of Rio Grande, Shawnee State University, Youngstown State University, and Walsh University.

Purpose. The purpose of the group, which functions as a peer-to-peer learning group or community of practice, is to support authentic, meaningful, and sustainable university-school district partnerships to strengthen core reading course content offered through Ohio institutions of higher education (IHEs), improve equitable access to high-quality literacy instruction and equitable literacy outcomes for struggling learners, and fund development efforts that support collective inquiry into common problems of practice related to improving literacy results for all learners.

Peer learning group structure. The Collaborative (1) allows for the identification of possible alignments and gaps between preservice preparation and in-district practice with regard to the use of evidence-based early language and literacy instruction; (2) fosters shared understanding on the part of higher education and school district faculty of curricular improvement processes and shared ownership of curricula developed through the project beyond individual faculty; (3) identifies strategies for “bridging” the preparation to practice continuum (i.e., the transition between what educators are able to do upon leaving preservice programs and what teaching reading to diverse learners asks of them); and (4) provides a forum for shared learning and greater mutual understanding and appreciation among representatives.

Meeting schedule. The meets four times per project year on a quarterly basis to learn from literacy experts, work as teams and cross-teams, and learn together and from each other. Membership has expanded over the last several months as new teams were added teams add team membership increased. The meeting schedule coincides with quarterly Ohio Deans Compact dates to facilitate P20 member participation in meetings of the Compact. Quarterly meeting dates for 2020-21 are: September 10, 2020; December 3, 2020; March 25, 2021, and June 10, 2021. All meetings during the 2020-21 project year are being held virtually using Zoom.

For more information. More information about the P20 Literacy Collaborative is available on the project website at: https://ohiop20litcollab.org/. Resources will be added to the site as products are developed by the university – district partner teams.


Compact News & Notes


Compact Core Team Position Statement Against Racial and Social Injustice

At this historic moment, the Ohio Deans Compact stands with the Black community and social-justice allies in the fight against racism. We pledge action to interrupt systemic racism in all its forms and to speak out against the historical and persistent devaluing of Black lives.

Read Our Full Pledge Here


Compact’s Low Incidence Sensory Disability (LISD) Collaborative Addresses Personnel Needs

Read More

~ Ohio Deans Compact ~

Improving the capacity of teacher education, educational leadership, and related services personnel preparation programs in Ohio to better prepare educators to effectively teach and support every child through collaborative inquiry, meaningful partnership, and collective action.