Major considerations as we plan to reenter school in the fall.


As the fall approaches and educators across the country plan for reentry, one thing is clear: we must center equity and address students’ needs and aspirations so that each student is equipped to pursue their dreams.

Even amidst uncertainty and the dual crises of COVID-19 and racial injustice, we know that educators are inspired to rise to the occasion for their students by creating culturally affirming, anti-racist learning environments — whether they’re remote, in-person, or a hybrid. Over the last few months, we’ve seen a wealth of resources and support created for educators, but the sheer volume of information can be overwhelming.

To help educators prioritize, the BELE Network has curated the best practices and thinking from our members and partners in one place to provide an easy reference guide for anyone interested in building equitable learning environments this fall. We’ve broken this guide up into three key sections:

  • Incorporating Social and Emotional Learning in Your Schools — a list of resources for educators looking to integrate social and emotional learning into their learning environments, especially in the context of a pandemic.
  • Creating Systemic Change in Your Community — guides for anyone, from superintendents to community advocates, looking to drive change and demand for more inclusive learning environments at the system level.
  • Additional Resources — a collection of specialized guides on topics like setting up equitable remote learning environments, supporting youth experiencing homelessness, and more. This guide is a living document that will be updated periodically with the most recent guidance and resources available.

We recommend bookmarking this page for future reference.