Partnerships for Literacy is an academic intervention that schools can implement to boost their students’ early literacy outcomes. It was developed by the Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center. It is not a classroom-level intervention, rather, it builds infrastructure within a school to develop/improve family engagement practices that have an impact on how families, school staff, and community partners support literacy development.
The intended result is improved home and school supports for early language and literacy development for young children through:
- the implementation of a locally developed plan, aligned with the school’s reading plan and linking to community resources,
- a sustainable, representative, family-teacher team that is linked to the school’s building leadership team and focused on the needs of all families through family and community engagement practices, and
- teachers who practice more effective family engagement.
All of Ohio’s State Support Team offices have at least 1 coach trained to support Partnerships for Literacy in Ohio schools. Materials are available in Spanish, Chinese, Somali, and Arabic, so that a representative set of families can participate on Partnerships for Literacy teams.
Learn more on our Partnerships for Literacy Resource Page for Schools.
Schools within the following districts in Ohio are currently implementing Partnerships for Literacy:
- Garfield Heights
- New Lexington
- Union Local
- Wellington Exempted Village