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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March, 2020


College is traditionally viewed as a time for students to focus on classwork and completing their degree before starting their careers in earnest. But a growing number of students are working... Read more »

Clery Center

As colleges and universities organize their responses to COVID-19, it’s a reminder that every day there are campus professionals navigating unexpected emergencies and tragedies with care to best... Read more »


South Florida school districts are taking new action to protect students and staff from possible coronavirus exposure.

Youth Today

Many students are challenged with stress, anxiety and low self-esteem today and do not have the tools or strategies to combat this. It is critical that students learn and develop the skills to... Read more »

The Hechinger Report

The threat of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, is forcing educators across the country to think about what they’ll do if they have to close their schools for weeks or even months at a time.

Inside Higher Education

As universities across the country move instruction online to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, they're also trying to curtail student activities and interactions outside of classrooms... Read more »


Chesapeake middle school student is fighting back against bullying and hate through a non-profit organization he created.

Education Dive

Though 25% of American teens experience mental health issues, rural students and students of color are less likely to feel that they can reach out to a counselor or teacher for support, according... Read more »

Safety and Health Magazine

The Department of Education – together with the departments of Health and Human Services, Justice, and Homeland Security – has launched a new website it calls a “one-stop shop of resources” for K-... Read more »

The Chronicle of Higher Education

When Berea College sent out a campuswide email at midday on Tuesday, announcing that it would cancel classes and send students home for the rest of the semester because of concerns about the... Read more »

ASCD Inservice

What’s your sense on how schools are responding so far? What’s going well and what could be better?

Education Week

The length of De'Andre Arnold's dreadlocks didn't keep him from walking the red carpet as a guest at the Academy Awards.

Inside Higher Education

New guidance on COVID-19 from the CDC, the American College Health Association and the Department of Education can help colleges prepare for possible cases.

Inside Higher Education

Roundup of news about how higher education is coping with initial U.S. impacts of the coronavirus outbreak, and how colleges are preparing for a dizzying array of likely disruptions.

National Public Radio

So far just a few U.S. higher education students have confirmed exposure to COVID-19, mainly through contact with patients in hospitals. There are no outbreaks centered on campuses, and young... Read more »

The University of Texas San Antonio Today

UTSA is collaborating with San Antonio College on a project to build a statewide network of Hispanic Serving Institutions to understand basic needs initiatives contribution to student success.

Memphis Flyer

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced last month a proposal to create a trust fund for mental health support for K-12 students.


The Los Angeles Unified School District knows many of its students will experience trauma before they graduate. Living in poverty, witnessing violence and not having two parents are all examples... Read more »

DC Policy Center

In D.C., a large share of children and youth up to age 17 are likely to be exposed to traumatic events: 21.3 percent have been exposed to an adverse childhood experience (ACE), including an... Read more »

Inside Higher Education

Spread of coronavirus in California, Oregon and Washington triggers student quarantines. American Physical Society cancels annual meeting, colleges cancel more overseas programs and players' group... Read more »