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.

NOTE: These articles are hosted externally and may be available for only a limited time. Please contact newspapers directly to obtain archived content.

August, 2020

Drew Reports News

A new research study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health suggests there is a two-way relationship between bullying perpetration and mental illness among youth... Read more »

Marine Independent Journal

At Tamalpais Union High School District, a new online form has been created for students to safely report incidents such as bullying or racial slurs within the district’s five... Read more »

July, 2020

The Moultrie-Observer

Whether going back to school means in-person or distance learning for the young people in your life, it’s a good time to remember to prioritize mental health. COVID-19 has impacted the lives of... Read more »

The Keene Sentinel

ConVal school counselors are preparing for any student mental-health scenario as the fall semester approaches. The school is in the process of hiring extra counseling and nursing... Read more »

USA Today

As the pandemic drags on, it's clear that not all kids are all right. Nearly 3 in 10 parents said their child is experiencing emotional or mental harm because of social distancing and school... Read more »


Our brains do not like surprises—they love to make predictions by finding patterns that are familiar, and they learn from associations, connections, and patterned experiences. But as schools begin... Read more »

Spectrum News

It’s not just money that is at stake. There is a specific challenge for public institutions like school systems in that their employee directories are often online or publicly... Read more »

Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

Experts say the COVID pandemic is a “perfect storm” for child maltreatment. High unemployment, widespread social isolation, and rising rates of substance abuse are risk factors... Read more »

Fairfax County Public Schools

Worried about a friend's mental health—or your own? Get tips to help manage your emotions and see what to do if you are in crisis.

Deseret News

Concerned by student mental health issues exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, Salt Lake City School District is partnering with a Utah support group to provide free... Read more »

The Daily Illini

The University has created a voluntary pledge to encourage students to personally commit in keeping the campus safe. 

Education Dive

While the higher ed sector weighs the feasibility and practicality of reopening campuses this fall, many schools plan to bring at least some students back. And there has been little argument that... Read more »

The Daily Star

The ongoing closure of schools due to the coronavirus pandemic is increasing chances that thousands of marginalised students across the country might have to drop out and engage... Read more »


One does not have to look hard to find evidence that when you close schools due to a pandemic, students’ social, emotional and academic needs are affected.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Current and former students in the Carroll school district are sending a 10-page letter and petition to administrators and school board members demanding change, stating that... Read more »

The Carter Center

To increase access to school-based behavioral health services in Georgia, a virtual town hall will be held on July 21. The discussion – supported by The Carter Center and co-... Read more »


Several high school graduations were either delayed or held non-traditionally due to the coronavirus pandemic. Martin County held delayed graduation ceremonies for its seniors.... Read more »


Before the school year abruptly went virtual because of the coronavirus pandemic, Crosspointe Elementary School in Boynton Beach had a unique place for students who needed a break from their day... Read more »

Inside Higher Education

A new survey found students had difficulty accessing mental health care and experienced higher rates of depression after the pandemic began, prompting calls for a broad response from colleges.

WSPA 7News

Thousands of K-12 students in South Carolina will soon get help to buy food. A one-time Electronic Benefits Transfer... Read more »