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.

July, 2020


When the coronavirus crisis hit Charlotte, the United Way of Central Carolinas and Foundation For The Carolinas... Read more »

USA Today

As the coronavirus pandemic has engulfed the country, more children are reaching out to the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network's National Sexual Assault Hotline, which said ... Read more »


We're on your side as your making crucial decisions for getting children back to school and beyond.

The Washington Post

Nationwide, there are vast differences in approach among schools that range from... Read more »

Tampa Bay Times

When students complete classes in a Florida virtual school, the public money tied to them flows away from their local district and often to a private company.

Schools districts across the Tucson area are setting dates for the upcoming school year, but most children won’t be starting out in a traditional classroom.

Moultrie News

South Carolina has received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to implement a Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) program, providing a one-time benefit to help supplement family... Read more »

The CT Mirror

When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the state, none of us could have ever imagined how the 2019-20 school year would end: graduations cancelled, sports seasons prematurely ended... Read more »

The Brunswick News

Glynn County School officials are continuing to work out the details of what school will look like when classes resume in August.

June, 2020

The Virginia Gazette

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 »

Carlsbad Current-Argus

The New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) says that the tiny Sandoval County village of Cuba, a rural community with an estimated population of 735, seamlessly shifted... Read more »

Office for Civil Rights and U.S. Department of Education

On June 26, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos along with Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Kenneth L. Marcus issued a Call to Action to education leaders to confront and address racial... Read more »

Child Mind Institute

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

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 »


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

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

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

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.

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 »

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 »