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, 2020

San Francisco Chronicle

As colleges across the country grapple with rampant uncertainty about how to conduct classes this fall, UC San Diego officials are taking a more proactive approach. They’re diving into coronavirus... Read more »


Although massive open online courses (MOOCs) have dominated media attention about large, scalable online learning, not even the biggest courses on the biggest platforms are even close to claiming... Read more »

Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle spoke to one of America’s top public-health officials, Anthony S. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, about some of the strategies... Read more »

Inside Higher Education

New guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlines considerations for colleges to take into account in reopening.


As COVID-19 upended schools across the country, leaders and teachers transitioned to a remote learning environment with unprecedented speed and managed an array of tactical issues.

Chronicle of Higher Education

With infectious-disease experts forecasting recurring waves of Covid-19 contagion, a number of colleges are coalescing around a plan to send students home by Thanksgiving this fall.

Maryland State Department of Education

Schools and their staff have a critical role, not only in delivering educational opportunities to children, COVID-19, school cancellation, and trauma.

KSAT San Antonio

Two San Antonio school districts are looking to reopen this summer, just in time for the new school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

National College Attainment Network

It’s a fact: As of the end of April, FAFSA completion numbers are behind compared to the same time last year. Completions by high school seniors and renewals from currently enrolled students are... Read more »


At the start of this week, 48 states will have started loosening coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

Inside Higher Education

As college administrators across the country continue announcing plans to reopen their institutions this fall, two important questions have been largely lost in the debates over those decisions.... Read more »

Danville Register & Bee

Single Stop, a one-stop shop for meeting the basic needs of families, is partnering with the Virginia Community College System and Danville Community College to help students access public... Read more »

KHQ Right Now

Loy Elementary is one of 84 schools recognized this year for meeting the standards set in’s 11 Principles Framework for Schools.

Huntington Herald Dispatch

Schools across the Tri-State are finding creative ways to say goodbye to students who will be moving on to middle school, high school or graduating and entering the “real world,” despite... Read more »


Area schools will have to decide when it's safe for students to return to school and what that will look like. To help districts, the Kentucky Department of Education released some guidance Friday... Read more »


When Dr. Anthony Fauci, America’s superstar infectious disease expert, cast doubt on the re-opening of college campuses during Senate testimony this week, he seemed to be throwing cold water on... Read more »

Alabama Daily News

Alabama Community College System leadership on Wednesday said campuses are planning to reopen in the fall, subject to guidance from Gov. Kay Ivey regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inside Higher Education

The Department of Education's new regulation says colleges aren't responsible for sexual assault or harassment that takes place in study abroad programs or in private, off-campus settings.

Community College Daily

The coronavirus pandemic is having a profound impact on college students, especially community college students, who are wrestling with uncertainty over school, work and family life, including... Read more »

The Daily Evergreen

ASWSU's University Hazing Policy Review Committee has created a list of recommendations for Washington State University officials to consider regarding hazing on campus.