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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October 2021

The Philadelphia Tribune

On Wednesday morning, the principal of Simon Gratz High School Mastery Charter received a text from one of his students, expressing grief that a friend had just died.

I really watched this… Read more »

Chicago Tribune

An Illinois school safety helpline aimed at giving kids a place to report information that might prevent bullying, suicide and campus violence was expanded statewide this week, officials said… Read more »


The superintendent of the Loudoun County, Virginia, public schools apologized on Friday for the school system’s reaction to recent sexual assaults by students and outlined steps he said would… Read more »

Inside Higher Ed

Student health professionals report high need for services now that students are back on campus and seeking physical and mental health care, even as COVID-19-related demands remain strong.

FOX 17

LEROY, Mich. — Pine River Area Schools has canceled varsity football for the remainder of the 2021 season due to bullying.

Superintendent Matt Lukshaitis made the announcement in a letter… Read more »

Washington Post

Suicides at UNC-Chapel Hill led to a day off, dogs on campus and other efforts to relieve stress as students grieve.


WYNNE, Ark. (KAIT) - A young student might be short in stature, but she’s not afraid to take on bullies.

Eight-year-old Lily Sloan Burnette greeted students as they arrived Wednesday… Read more »

Public News Service

A new program aims to give underserved students of color extra support to close education and workforce training gaps that have grown worse during the pandemic. The Racial Equity for Adult… Read more »

Education Week

The big problem, researchers and practitioners say, is that too much of what constitutes SEL learning feels patronizing to teenagers and fails to address their core psychological needs and… Read more »

Education Week

The South Carolina ruling is a model for other states where students are still being arrested for minor incidents, an attorney said.

Higher Ed Dive

The pandemic disrupted the world of work — and internships. But colleges and employers responded by trying new strategies online.

Hechinger Report

Millions of college freshmen are settling into college this fall, and 9 out of 10 of those pursuing bachelor’s degrees are confident they’ll finish in four years or less. If history holds true,… Read more »

Providence Journal

After 350 students shared their concerns at a Tuesday forum, Providence College has formed a safety and security task force in response to a recent spate of violence in the neighborhood around… Read more »


More than half a dozen Maine schools have dealt with a spate of threats in the last two weeks — leading some to call off classes for the day. It's a trend that's expected to continue.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Highlights the stark disparities in caregiver deaths by race and ethnicity, calls for urgent public health response.


Richards Career Academy on Chicago’s South Side set out to reach 180 students the district had flagged as at risk of missing the school year’s start — nearly 80% of its student body.  The school’s… Read more »


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Incidents of violence in schools are rising recently. There was a shooting in Texas on Wednesday, and two in North Carolina just recently.

PBS Hour News

Millions of students returned to campus this fall for the in-person college experience, as the delta variant continues to impact parts of the U.S. Some schools have strict mandates for vaccination… Read more »

Fox 5 (Las Vegas)

During the pandemic shutdown, an attendance crisis caused an estimated 3 million children across the U.S. to go missing from school rosters.  Amid a return to in-person learning, a local… Read more »

Orange County Register

Juggling life, fitting in, financial aid at California State University, Fullerton.

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