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.

NOTE: These articles are hosted externally and may be available for only a limited time. Please contact newspapers directly to obtain archived content.

June, 2020

The Virginia Gazette
June 29, 2020

The move for digital equity – a device and internet access for every student to learn online – was underway in Williamsburg James City County Public Schools before the March 13 shutdown. COVID-19... Read more »

Child Mind Institute
June 25, 2020

Many children have difficulty regulating their emotions. Tantrums, outbursts, whining, defiance, fighting: these are all behaviors you see when kids experience powerful feelings they can’t control... Read more »

Education Week
June 24, 2020

Going to school, every day, for in-person instruction. It’s what most, if not all, schools want to aim for this fall. But the final form that live school attendance takes may look wildly different... Read more »

June 23, 2020

The pandemic has shone a spotlight on inequality in America: School closures and social isolation have affected all students, but particularly those living in poverty. Adding to the damage to... Read more »

WAMU 88.5
June 19, 2020

Ever since 17-year-old Aliyah Clark heard Thurgood Marshall went to Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, she had her heart set on going there after she graduated high school. So this year she’s... Read more »

Gainesville Times
June 19, 2020

Summer time means more than just warm weather and trips to the beach for students, parents and educators. For those responsible for young learners, the two-and-a-half-monthlong hiatus from the... Read more »

Wink News
June 18, 2020

Come fall, learning could look a little different for some kids. It could happen with a tablet or computer. And parents and students in Lee County are looking for those options.

June 17, 2020

While faculty and learners remain in the remote environment until further notice, communication is the lifeline between each other and the institution. Students need to feel connected to their... Read more »

June 17, 2020

Mental health is the biggest issue students at California community colleges say they are facing during the pandemic. That is, 67% of students report higher levels of anxiety, stress, depression,... Read more »

National Public Radio
June 11, 2020

The police killings of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky., have sparked a national conversation around racial justice.

Killeen Daily Herald
June 07, 2020

In the fall school term, classrooms might be rearranged for social distancing, hand sanitizer likely will be prevalent and students might spend some - or all - of their time learning virtually,... Read more »

Baltimore Business Journal
June 05, 2020

A pair of Johns Hopkins deans believe America's K-12 students need to physically return to school in the fall in order to avoid greater losses among U.S. children in academic ability and overall... Read more »

Islander News
June 02, 2020

Educators and other key officials working on how to safely reopen K-12 schools in Florida considered the possibility on Friday that it may not be safe to reopen schools right away.

Sacramento Bee
June 01, 2020

Even in the best of times, launching a statewide online learning program would be a monumental task, akin to landing on the moon. Trying to do this in the middle of a pandemic has resulted in... Read more »

Rome News Tribune
June 01, 2020

Georgia school officials released guidelines Monday on how to reopen the state’s public schools for the 2020-2021 school year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

June 01, 2020

For the past 11 years the Building Healthy Communities Program supported by Blue Cross Blue Shield and many other entities has empowered students in the way of healthier diets and increased... Read more »

Texas Tribune
June 01, 2020

When state leaders recently gave the green light for schools to slowly begin bringing students back into classrooms, south Texas school superintendent Steve VanMatre was one of the first to jump... Read more »

May, 2020

Imperial Valley Press
May 31, 2020

While it’s a given that graduation ceremonies will take place virtually this year, local high schools have been working hard to give their class of 2020 the best experience possible.

May 30, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has forced students to do most of their learning online, but what about the tens of millions of families who don’t have access to reliable high-speed internet? This... Read more »

Voice of San Diego
May 29, 2020

Local universities are hustling to reconsider campus living arrangements for the fall 2020 semester, a term that will look nothing like higher education has ever looked before.