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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May, 2019

Harvard Health Publishing
May 28, 2019

For college students — as well as high school students and parents craning for a glimpse down the road — the changes that come with college can be stressful.

Inside Higher Education
May 28, 2019

Enrollment isn’t colleges’ biggest problem. It’s completion. It’s still the case that nearly a third of students at four-year institutions don’t have a degree after six years.  And these students... Read more »

May 28, 2019

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is funding a program in Russell County and nine surrounding counties to help children and youth dealing with violence, addiction and other trauma.

National Public Radio
May 28, 2019

As colleges and universities across the country report an explosion of mental health problems, a new book argues that college life may be more stressful than ever.

Detroit Free Press
May 26, 2019

A glimpse of student athletes in peak physical condition vaping just moments after competing in a football game led Stamford High School Principal Raymond Manka to reconsider his approach to the... Read more »

National Public Radio
May 25, 2019

NPR's Scott Simon asks Morgan State University President David Wilson about the challenges historically black colleges and universities have accessing funding for facilities and infrastructure.... Read more »

Community College Daily
May 24, 2019

Community colleges need to attract adult students to keep their enrollment numbers up, but to do that, they need to understand what motivates older learners to pursue higher education.

The New York Times
May 23, 2019

American higher education has a dropout problem. About one in three students who enroll in college never earn a degree. But a promising solution is staring us in the face: Schools with similar... Read more »

Inside Philanthropy
May 22, 2019

For centuries, craftsmen and tradespeople engaged young people in long-term learning roles intended to pass on techniques and skills. In recent decades, though, this pathway into the skilled... Read more »

May 22, 2019

New Iowa data breaks down by individual school some of the challenges facing Iowa's students, particularly low-income and minority students.

May 21, 2019

A new Temple University survey found that thousands of college students today can’t afford basic needs like food and housing, and some even end up homeless. The stats are even more troubling in... Read more »

U.S. News & World Report
May 20, 2019

A new analysis underscores that depression and anxiety are growing problems for America’s youth.

May 20, 2019

Characterized as crazy, selfish or just “fiery” when they have mental health issues, 13 Latina middle and high school students in Philadelphia helped coauthor a report — "We Are Not Invisible"—... Read more »

May 20, 2019

The therapy dogs in Wausau schools have been helping students with anxiety, stress, depression and even improves school attendance. It's a way to provide social and emotional support for students... Read more »

The Washington Post
May 20, 2019

The Schools of Opportunity project started in 2014 as a pilot in New York and Colorado, and went national in 2015-16. Several dozen schools have been honored in the program, which assesses a range... Read more »

May 20, 2019

Public school campuses must give careful attention to both the emotional and mental health of all students as part of their school safety plans. In order to do so, it is important to recognize the... Read more »

PBS News Hour
May 19, 2019

There are nearly 4 million undergraduate students who are raising children, representing 22 percent of all students attending U.S. colleges. Yet only about 8 percent of single mothers in college... Read more »

The Daily Progress
May 18, 2019

As his classmates took final exams and packed up their belongings, Josh Farris was still trying to find a way for his family to see him walk the Lawn on graduation day at the University of... Read more »

The Chronicle of Higher Education
May 17, 2019

If your college receives federal funds, you have — or at least you should have — alcohol policies on your website. But can students find them? Can they understand them? And, most important, which... Read more »

The Notebook
May 17, 2019

Fewer than 20 percent of freshman who fall behind make up ground and earn diplomas.