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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December, 2011

December 08, 2011

More school-based health clinics will be upgraded, expanded, or built from scratch, thanks to a fresh infusion of federal cash that will also add enough capacity eventually to serve about 53,000... Read more »

December 07, 2011

Children with disabilities and special medical needs are more likely than those without disabilities to be overweight or obese, according to a report by the Health Resources and Services... Read more »

December 06, 2011

Only 16 states have laws that specifically prohibit the bullying of students with disabilities. Research shows students with disabilities often face a higher risk of becoming victims of bullying... Read more »

December 06, 2011

A recent study found that only 13 states have laws that allow schools to address off-campus bullying, despite the federal government's warning that schools are responsible for intervening in such... Read more »

December 06, 2011

Illegal actions involving sexting befall a relatively small number of youth Internet users nationally, according to two reports from the University of New Hampshire. But the reports focus on... Read more »

December 05, 2011

A new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health suggests the risks for depressed children can start much earlier than expected: Nearly 40 percent of adolescents who attempt suicide first... Read more »

December 05, 2011

Online schools in Minnesota are enlisting county prosecutors to help track down truant cyberstudents. The efforts require an expanded view of current truancy law, which some say need to be updated... Read more »

December 05, 2011

Schools are more likely to offer students 150 minutes of physical education per week if located in a state or district that mandates that level of P.E., according to a study published online today... Read more »

December 05, 2011

Flu vaccination rates among children in the U.S. increased this year compared with last year, CDC officials said. The agency found that Hispanic children had the highest immunization rate at 43%,... Read more »

December 02, 2011

Detroit will keep some public schools open during the holidays to offer academic services, free meals and food baskets to students.

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December 01, 2011

To encourage fitness and healthy eating, the state superintendent has launched a "Team California for Healthy Kids" campaign that includes online resources to help schools or community... Read more »

December 01, 2011

The problem is influenced in part by rural communities limited expectations for students' futures, according to a new study.

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November, 2011

November 30, 2011

Congressional lawmakers put a crimp in a U.S. Department of Agriculture proposal to limit starchy foods and serve more fresh vegetables in school meals.

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November 30, 2011

More schools in the U.S. are incorporating digital citizenship and Internet safety into classroom lessons as students' use of technology continues to grow. Among other things, schools now are... Read more »

November 29, 2011

Athletes who often "head" soccer balls were found to have brain abnormalities similar to those found in patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), according to a recent study.

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November 29, 2011

Gov. Rick Snyder is "very likely" to sign legislation that will require Michigan schools to adopt anti-bullying policies. Lawmakers approved a new version without a clause that critics said would... Read more »

November 29, 2011

Economic experts say the economy and layoffs are behind government data showing a 17% increase from 2006-07 to last year in the number of U.S. students getting subsidized school lunch.

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November 28, 2011

While much research points to 9th grade as a problem transition year for students, a new study suggests the move from elementary to middle school may be more of a worry.

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November 22, 2011

In the public schools in Lincoln, Neb., students who passed the district's physical-fitness test were significantly more likely to pass state reading and math tests, according to a recent article... Read more »

November 21, 2011

Twenty-four percent of more than 1,500 youths aged 10 to 15 who were surveyed in 2008 said they were harassed via text messages, up from about 14% in a 2007 survey of the same respondents,... Read more »

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