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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September, 2011

The U.S. Department of Education, following in the footsteps of its well-known Blue Ribbon Schools recognition program, is set to launch a Green Ribbon Schools initiative to salute environmental... Read more »

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is highlighting key environmental education information and resources available to improve energy efficiency, save money, and better protect people’s... Read more »

Bullying in high school is not just a problem of individual torment: It is linked to lower academic achievement across the school. The research shows that high school campuses with more reported... Read more »

August, 2011

A new study in the journal Child Development has found that the types of goals children set in their relationships help determine how they respond to being bullied—and whether they choose... Read more »

Children who want to interact with their peers but find the prospect of making friends anxiety-inducing are at high risk of rejection and bullying, a new study finds.

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The law, known as the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights, is considered the toughest legislation against bullying in the nation. Schools worry about meeting the mandates without additional resources.... Read more »

Minority students in a high-poverty neighborhood are more likely to pass through a metal detector on the way to class than their better-off and white peers are, even if the schools are equally... Read more »

A new study involving nearly 2,500 high school students demonstrates the value of routine mental health screening in school to identify adolescents at-risk for mental illness, and to connect those... Read more »

About a quarter of high school students were bullied at least once during the 2008-2009 school year, and about 7 percent were bullied online by other students, according to new data released... Read more »

Victims of bullying often suffer academically, and this is particularly true for high achieving black and Latino students, according to new research to be presented at the 106th Annual Meeting of... Read more »

USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon hosted a conference call to highlight the historic school nutrition reforms and improvements that students and families will see in the new school year.

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Students attending high schools dominated by bullies are more likely to have lower standardized test scores, a new study shows.

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Educational institutions and non-profit organizations can apply for research grants from Facebook on the topic of bullying prevention. The deadline is next month and funds will be awarded in... Read more »

July, 2011

The Supportive School Discipline Initiative is a collaboration between the two agencies that hopes to target the school disciplinary policies and in-school arrests that push youth out of school... Read more »

The Justice Department together with the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights are looking into "allegations of harassment and discrimination in the Anoka-Hennepin School District based... Read more »

Facebook and Time Warner are teaming up to tackle bullying with a joint campaign that encourages people to speak out. Dubbed "Stop Bullying: Speak Up," the campaign will have a presence on the... Read more »

Many schools cater to disadvantaged children, but Haven Academy is unique because it houses hundreds of counselors in the same building. The school features a small student-teacher ratio, an... Read more »

Improvements included in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 will enhance local wellness policies in schools, an important tool for parents, local educational agencies and school districts... Read more »

The Virginia School Safety Survey found that among the 737 elementary, middle and high schools that gave students anonymous safety surveys, bullying emerged as students’ main concern at all grade... Read more »

The partners agreed to address risks posed by chemicals in Port Arthur schools and develop a plan for removal of unnecessary chemicals. This cooperative agreement promotes a district-wide approach... Read more »