The Building Equitable Learning Environments (BELE) Network is a diverse group of nonprofit organizations working to advance equity in education by creating equitable learning environments.
To see where we work, visit our Network map.
In the United States, our educational systems were designed to ensure access for some and deny access for others. As a result, race and class remain the most reliable predictors of students’ academic achievement. The BELE Network is working to dismantle structural inequality in schools and create equitable learning environments where all students – regardless of race or class – have the agency, opportunities and tools they need to thrive.
The BELE Network is working to expand high-quality learning opportunities for students who have been historically underserved. Recognizing the complexity of creating learning practices that are responsive to all cultures, our diverse members are taking a range of approaches to create learning environments that meet all students’ needs.