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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November, 2020

Voice of San Diego

SDSU is just one of many schools that have inked contracts with anti-cheating software companies as they moved the classroom online. Students say they’ve been flagged as cheaters for routine... Read more »

Albuquerque Journal

A new Enterprise Resource Planning system to manage student information, financial processes and personnel functions will make it easier for students to register for courses, access financial aid... Read more »

New York Times

Now, after more than 2,540 Covid-19 cases among students and staff, the university is shifting course drastically. It has asked students not to come back to campus in January unless they have to.... Read more »

Christian Science Monitor

Among students of color in particular, freshman enrollment in colleges is down significantly due to the pandemic. But schools serving the Native American community are working hard to get students... Read more »


Children and adolescents more likely to experience higher rates of depression and anxiety during and after enforced isolation ends.

More New Jersey students were suspended from school in 2018-19 — including about 9% of all Black students — despite a national movement to reimagine discipline, according to new state data.

Deseret News

Efforts to test college students and staff for COVID-19 using rapid antigen tests reveal positivity rates on one Utah campus as low as 1%, but as high as 9% on another.

Education Dive

The governors of several Northeast states are urging colleges to test students who live on campus for the coronavirus before they leave for Thanksgiving break.

National Public Radio

Throughout this unusual fall semester, as campuses have seen caseloads rise, contact tracers have been an essential tool in the fight to stop that spread. But at times, that task has proved to be... Read more »

The Recorder

The Communities That Care Coalition’s Teen Health Survey has brought some important issues specific to that age group to light, giving Franklin County and the North Quabbin region more to... Read more »

The Philadelphia Tribune

John H. Webster Elementary is home to approximately 900 students. The elementary school, which has pre-K through fifth grades, is in the Kensington section of Philadelphia on Frankford Avenue. At... Read more »


Student misbehavior hasn’t vanished during distance learning, but schools are finding that imposing discipline in a virtual environment is a complicated and often murky process, and that current... Read more »

Inside Higher Education

Transfer partnerships are increasingly common as enrollment declines spur collaboration. But one private college in Iowa has taken its commitment across the state.

Detroit Free Press

Local school districts, public universities and private colleges will spend the next couple of days trying to figure out how to put all their classes online in a process mirroring last spring's... Read more »

New York Times

As coronavirus infections rage across the U.S., we asked the experts how families and students should manage the risks of the holiday break.

6 News WRGB Albany

Sebrina Barrett has two students at Shen. One is a freshman, the other, a third-grader. “I think mostly I'm just worried about the long term.” Barrett is using free resources from the Mental... Read more »

Washington Post

With many classrooms and dormitories lightly used or even empty during this strange, pandemic-shadowed fall term, pressure is mounting for colleges and universities to bring more students to... Read more »

Christian Science Monitor

Across college campuses, students and mental health providers alike are feeling stretched by the pandemic. Yet both groups are coming up with solutions ­– from telehealth and apps to good, old-... Read more »

Bloomington Pantagraph

Hannah Lindsey of Danvers, a student at Heartland Community College, hasn’t spent much time on campus lately with nearly all classes moved to online delivery. But Tuesday she drove through a... Read more »

Campus Drug Prevention

Evaluation is "a very integral part of the whole process," says Dr. Peggy Glider, University of Arizona. Unfortunately, though, it's often tacked on as an afterthought, she added.