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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April, 2020

The Cavalier Daily

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the University has moved various mental health resources online, such as the services offered by Student Health’s Counseling and Psychological Services. CAPS... Read more »

Education Dive

The coronavirus has shattered the rhythm of college life nationwide, highlighting the fact that for some students, their campus is the only reliable place to learn, and even live, during the... Read more »

Inside Higher Ed

Many student affairs and academic support staff are quickly learning how to deliver and scale their services in a virtual manner. And now is an excellent time to rethink how students are educated... Read more »

The Breeze

JMU was named the best college for student veterans in 2020 by College Factual. The factors that supported the ranking were student veteran support services and resources, as well as learning... Read more »

Tribune-Star News

COVID-19 may not be the primary mental health issue for college students, but it is exacerbating other issues they have, said Ken Chew, director of the Indiana State University Student Counseling... Read more »

The Marietta Times

In addition to interrupting the academic aspirations of Washington State Community College students, the COVID-19 freeze on human activity has left many of them without their usual means of... Read more »


The tolling of college bells sounds lonely now that a pandemic has nearly emptied the campus at Boston College. College students across the country got the same assignment: go home and continue... Read more »

March, 2020


The College of the Muscogee Nation serves many students from rural areas where internet access is scant, so mail was a quick fix as the college moved online. As the coronavirus began to spread,... Read more »

Inside Higher Education

As college students and faculty members face an onslaught of stressors related to the disruptions in their lives caused by the coronavirus pandemic, they are relying on each other for connection... Read more »

Community College Daily

Car repairs, childcare and even groceries can force many community college students to put their education on hold for financial reasons. The coronavirus has exacerbated those concerns, which is... Read more »

Chinook Observer

Meal deliveries for Ocean Beach School District students began in earnest on March 19, as the minimum six-week school closure across the state still in the early stages.


For school counselor Karrah Briley, working remotely and video conferencing with her students has come with a pretty steep learning curve.

Go College Now

If there is one thing that the human race has proved time and time again, it is that, in the face of great crisis, people are capable of coming together to make life better for each other. As the... Read more »


For high school seniors, the coronavirus pandemic has created an uncertain future. College admission letters have gone out, and deadlines are coming up.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A student paper publishes a farewell; students, staff at Pitt and Carnegie Mellon step up amid COVID-19.

The Hechinger Report

hen news came that coronavirus concerns would close South Carolina’s Benedict College for the semester, Jayla Berry soon found herself heading home to Detroit with her ticket fully paid for and... Read more »

Campus Drug Prevention

One in 17 college students use cannabis on a daily or near-daily basis.

Los Angeles Times

At the nation’s largest community college district, communication about the coronavirus has been confusing. Less than half of the faculty had been trained in “distance education” before the... Read more »

The Courier

The Hardin County Schools safety net program to help ensure area children will be fed has been enhanced once again.

National College Transition Network

College Success for Single Mothers is  a three-year project (2020-2022) funded by ECMC Foundation.  The project will assist eight community colleges to identify the needs of single mother students... Read more »