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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January 2022

Las Cruces Sun News

LAS CRUCES - A new hotline has been finalized, meant for students, family and community members to report instances of racism and racially-based bullying in school settings.

Los Angeles Times

Murder charges have been upheld against a former Long Beach school security officer who shot and killed an 18-year-old girl last year while she was seated in a vehicle fleeing the scene of a fight… Read more »

New York Times

There is talk about moving from ‘containment to management,’ with fewer restrictions as spring semester progresses.

Washington Post

The University of Kentucky, like many others, aims to push through the wave of infections.

Cal Matters

Officials at UC and CSU campuses optimistic that pause on in-person classes won't last.

New York Times

The enrollment crisis at U.S. institutions of higher learning continued a second year into the pandemic, even as coronavirus vaccines became widely available for students last fall, according to… Read more »

U.S. Department of Education

The White House released a Fact Sheet discussing the Administration’s commitments to increase COVID-⁠19 testing in schools to keep students safe and schools open.


NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Dr. David Rubin, primary care physician and director of PolicyLab at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, on how schools should consider navigating the current COVID… Read more »


The long periods of remote learning during the pandemic may have one silver lining: The physical distance appears to have prevented student harassment.

New national research from Boston… Read more »

Los Angeles Times

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo started housing students who test positive for the coronavirus at off-campus hotels after campus isolation beds filled up during the first week of classes, a university… Read more »

The Edge

Food pantries have become common features of campus life. Now, colleges are beginning to recognize another basic student need: affordable, safe, reliable transportation. While only a few… Read more »

Washington Post

With a highly transmissible new variant, college officials are scrambling to separate infected or exposed students from others.

Los Angeles Times

The start of 2022 at the University of California feels like March 2020 deja vu for some students. Most campuses started the winter quarter with two weeks of remote classes — a decision announced… Read more »


CARES Act grants and the NECC Fund enables the partnership on the Massachusetts college’s Haverhill campus. Students, faculty and staff are able to access up to eight hours a week of free child… Read more »


Talking to LCCC president Joe Schaffer about rural community colleges and their challenges and opportunities.

San Diego Union-Tribune

The decision builds on school’s acknowledgement that campus sits on ancestral land.

Inside Higher Ed

The arrival of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is leading more colleges and universities to shift plans for the semester that starts this week on many campuses. Some institutions face criticism… Read more »


School officials announced late Monday that 81 district schools will shift to virtual learning when the district reopens Tuesday, a decision prompted by staffing challenges amid Philadelphia’s… Read more »

December 2021

New York Times

Nearly 600,000 public university students in New York will soon be required to get vaccination booster shots as part of the state’s stepped-up effort to combat a record-breaking coronavirus… Read more »


The Black Student Achievement Plan provides for educators like Gregory Sims at Dana Middle School. Sims is a School Climate Advocate who creates a rapport with students, helping inspire them to… Read more »

American Institutes for Research

U.S. Department of Education

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