Reunite, Renew, and Thrive: Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Roadmap for Reopening Schools
July 9, 2020
As educators prepare to welcome students and adults back to school, they face the layered impact of school closures, the COVID-19 pandemic, and racial inequities exacerbated by the pandemic and amplified by the nationwide mobilization for racial justice. To aid in this transition, the Forum collaborated with CASEL and more than 40 leading organizations to illuminate a way forward through Reunite, Renew, and Thrive: Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Roadmap for Reopening Schools. The SEL Roadmap will provide key recommendations for reopening schools with a particular focus on equity and SEL.
Karen Pittman, the President and CEO of the Forum, stated, “As we sit down and really try to figure out what is going to be a long haul of reopening slowly…we’re going to need such a different approach to the traditional ‘show up and sit in your seat.’ We need all partners at the table together.”