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.

April, 2011

April 06, 2011

Sustainable school buildings, says a green-schools architect, can be powerful teaching tools to help students monitor and change their own energy-consumption behavior.

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April 06, 2011

Teachers do not operate in a vacuum. The environment in which they work impacts their perception of their own level of competence. Having the support of peers, principals, and central-office... Read more »

April 05, 2011

At-large D.C. Councilman David Catania introduced a bill Tuesday that would crack down on student truancy and tailor behavioral health programming to the needs of District schools.

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April 04, 2011

The federal government is investigating how D.C. public schools respond to reports of sexual violence and what they are doing to prevent such incidents, a senior U.S. education official said... Read more »

April 04, 2011

Vice President Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan introduced comprehensive guidance to help schools, colleges and universities better understand their obligations under federal civil... Read more »

April 01, 2011

Magination Press, the American Psychological Association's children's book imprint, has released a self-help book for older kids called Understanding Myself: A Kid's Guide to Intense Emotions and... Read more »

March, 2011

March 31, 2011

This spring, the Drug Enforcement Administration and its national and community partners will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially... Read more »

March 31, 2011

The purpose of the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) grant is to assist LEAs and CBOs to initiate, expand, or enhance physical education programs that help students in kindergarten... Read more »

March 28, 2011

Nick, the most-watched TV network among kids ages 2 to 14, will begin an on-air public service campaign Monday featuring some of its stars offering advice on what young people should do when... Read more »

March 28, 2011

A yearlong Inquirer investigation of violence in Philadelphia schools uncovered dozens of cases of students assaulting each other, punching teachers, kicking school police officers and threatening... Read more »

March 16, 2011

Bullying and other types of chronic social stress affect gene activity in the brain, suggests a new study in mice. The changes may lead to persistent social anxiety.

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March 16, 2011

Special needs children are two to three times more likely to be bullied than the general student population. In addition, 85% of bystanders do nothing in response to bullying they witness. Fifty... Read more »

March 11, 2011

A new survey on bullying by the National Education Association (NEA) finds that school employees know bullying is pervasive in schools and that they believe it’s their job to intervene—but that... Read more »

March 10, 2011

The startup announced Thursday it is partnering with MIT’s Media Lab to develop detection tools for finding “problematic content” and putting a stop to online bullying.

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March 10, 2011

Facebook is announcing a new suite of tools to protect users from bullying, foster a stronger sense of community in the social network, and “create a culture of respect” among Facebook users.

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March 10, 2011

Bullying is a serious problem that not only affects a child’s self esteem and emotional well-being, but can significantly affect a child’s ability to learn.

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March 10, 2011

The President and First Lady called for a united effort to address bullying at the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention. Approximately 150 students, parents, teachers, non-profit leaders... Read more »

March 09, 2011

President Obama and the First Lady talk about bullying and the growing movement, led by young people, to make our communities places where young people can thrive.

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February, 2011

February 24, 2011

Democrat and Republican leaders in the Colorado Senate co-sponsored the first school safety bill in the nation calling for statewide communications interoperability that includes all schools.

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February 08, 2011

A new study suggests that neither the most popular students nor the least are likely to be bullies at school but rather the kids who are in the middle of the social hierarchies.

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