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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February, 2021

Niagara Frontier Publications

NYSUT is requesting $2 million in the state budget to replicate statewide a union-created positive learning collaborative (PLC) partnership in New York City that aims to improve overall school... Read more »


Florida schools are significantly safer today according to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission established in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, where 17 lives... Read more »


Nearly a year after the pandemic hit, metal health strains are affecting students. However, even before the pandemic, mental health concerns were an issue.

The Boston Globe

Child health care experts say that a return to full-time in-person learning, which Governor Charlie Baker moved to mandate this week, will help alleviate some of the pressures placed on children’s... Read more »

The Livingston Enterprise

Park High School will begin screening ninth-graders for social and emotional health concerns in March as part of a push to include mental health screenings in the district’s health regular... Read more »

COVID-19 has turned the world upside down for many Oregon students. Parents, health experts, and school officials continue to seek ways to help kids cope with pandemic-related mental health... Read more »

New Hampshire Union Leader

One of Nashua’s most diverse inner-city schools may soon be participating in a new initiative aimed to improve school climate, inclusiveness and positive behaviors.  This new school climate... Read more »

New Hampshire Union Leader

Trial lawyers and parents urged lawmakers Tuesday to create a right for families to sue public school officials that permit bullying — in person or online — to go unpunished in New Hampshire.

Washington Post

The University of Virginia and other schools in Virginia also seek to contain outbreaks.

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Initiative expands research into causes of mental illness, updates support services systemwide.

Inside Higher Education

As vaccinations continue, colleges and universities announce plans for more in-person instruction this fall.

New York Times

This spring semester, over a quarter of U.S. colleges are open for in-person instruction. Among them is Oberlin, a small liberal arts school whose doors shuttered on March 16, 2020, and reopened... Read more »

Politico New York

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker Corey Johnson said during last year's budget negotiations that a so-called $1 billion cut to the NYPD budget would be achieved in part through transferring school... Read more »

Community College Daily

A growing number of community colleges are optimistic when it comes to having more students on campus this fall. Yet even those colleges have degrees of comfort. Some already are setting flexible... Read more »

The Lantern

A pair of university mental health surveys paints a bleak portrait of life at Ohio State during the fall semester.

Education Dive

Students most frequently cited mental health as an aspect of their lives that has been negatively impacted by the pandemic, according to a survey by the Center for Collegiate Mental Health at Penn... Read more »


The Los Angeles school board voted unanimously Tuesday to replace school police officers on campuses with staff trained in de-escalation strategies and conflict resolution and approve a $36.5... Read more »

Community College Daily

With states all dealing with the coronavirus differently, it’s no surprise that community colleges have a wide variety of strategies for reopening. They range from Crowder College in Neosho,... Read more »


A 2014 California State audit that looked into how colleges and universities in California responded to reports of of sexual harassment and sexual violence drew a blunt conclusion: “California... Read more »

Chronicle of Higher Education

The stakes have never been higher for this key relationship. One college learned that the hard way.