News Clips

The National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) tracks trends and developments in issues related to school climate and conditions for learning through online media sites, blogs, syndication and aggregation services, and other news resources from local, regional, and national media outlets. Browse this ongoing collection of posts to learn about what’s happening in communities near you and across the nation.

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July, 2021

U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education (Department) today released nearly $600 million in funding under the American Rescue Plan Act’s Homeless Children and Youth (ARP-HCY) program to support students... Read more »

KUSA 9 News

COLORADO, USA — It will likely be up to school districts to decide if kids will wear masks this upcoming school year. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) issued its... Read more »

NBC News

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, approved a final state budget on Monday that includes $3 million for LGBTQ cultural competency training for public school teachers.

eSchool News

Survey conducted by Safe and Sound Schools and Raptor Technologies shows only 65% of parents believe schools are proactively improving safety awareness versus 95% of School Administrators.

WEAU13 News

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU) - Eight years after 20 young children and six adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary, the mother of two survivors is talking with educators across the country.

Spectrum News 1
LOS ANGELES — With his hands up and feet in position, 7-year-old Ellington O’Connell was ready to defend himself. For the past week and a half, Ellington has been attending the Upstander Kids Anti-... Read more »
Inside Higher Education

More than half of CUNY community college students drop out within three years without a degree and struggle with hefty nontuition costs, a new report found. These are long-standing problems system... Read more »

KBZK Bozeman

BOZEMAN — When children come home from school usually, they have stories of what happened on the playground or what they learned that day… but the stories these parents are hearing are quite... Read more »

El Paso Herald Post

New Mexico State University has identified a number of new projects and initiatives that will leverage federal pandemic relief funds to further the university’s strategic goals, including student... Read more »


A cluttered mind, organization and depression were challenges that followed Ryan Lynch to Marquette University as a freshman last fall, not to mention the task of navigating life in a new... Read more »

Inside Higher Education

The pandemic shines a bigger spotlight on the issue of college students with food insecurity and how their institutions can support them.

June, 2021

Tallahassee Reports

The Board approved the 2021-2022 School Resource Deputy Program Agreement with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) with a fiscal impact of $1,509,806, during the Tuesday night Leon County... Read more »


With the Supreme Court’s ruling on a cheerleader’s free speech complaint, schools got some much-needed clarity on when they can discipline students for their actions off campus.


From the White House Covid-19 College Vaccine Challenge -- an initiative to get colleges involved in the push to vaccinate young Americans -- to a partnership with Snapchat, and incentives such as... Read more »

News 5 Cleveland

COLUMBUS, Ohio—School districts do not have the discretion to authorize the arming of teachers, according to a Wednesday ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court.

AP News

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the case of the cursing cheerleader, the Supreme Court notched a victory for the free speech rights of students Wednesday, siding with a high school student whose vulgar... Read more »


Hamilton County Commissioners unanimously approved the county's $833 million budget on Wednesday, with no tax increase. A highly debated part of the budget involved school safety and how the... Read more »

Des Moines Register

Norwalk Community School District Superintendent D.T. Magee proposed a vast set of changes to how the district handles bullying and student safety Monday night, specifically around issues of race... Read more »


TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — As a parent, when you send your children to school, you want them to be safe.

One Twin Falls father learned, however, that not only was his daughter... Read more »

Los Angeles Times

Some parents of Black Los Angeles school students opted to keep their children in distance learning after schools reopened in April because they wanted to shield them from inequitable and... Read more »