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Language arts memo comes under fire at Montclair BOE meeting

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news A memo concerning Montclair’s language arts program has come under fire from parents, due to perceptions that language arts teachers are being asked to teach short texts rather than novels in their...

Parents raise concern about nutrition in Montclair schools

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Hot dogs and soda don’t belong in schools, says one healthy-food advocate, who criticized the board of education at its Sept. 18 meeting for what he sees as a lack of effort...

Investigation continues into Hillside locker accident

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair is continuing to investigate an incident in which a section of conjoined lockers fell on a Hillside student. The student had to be taken to the hospital following the Sept. 16 incident,...

Montclair school district apologizes for busing problems in first week of school

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news A rough start to the school year for Montclair’s bus-riding students prompted the school district to issue an apology to parents for schedule mishaps and missed pick-ups, among other problems. On Thursday, a...

Montclair BOE meeting sees concerns about staff morale, food service, locker safety

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Monday night’s board of education meeting showed signs that the 2017-2018 school year was getting off to a bumpy start in some regards. Two staff members reported that staff morale at the schools...

Montclair schools, civil rights commission voice concerns about DACA

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The announcement that the Trump administration was planning to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is causing concern in Montclair, including from the township’s Civil Rights Commission. In late August, it was...

Montclair schools get new food service vendor

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news On the first day of school today, Montclair elementary school students can choose between waffles with syrup, turkey sausage and sweet potato fries, or a burger with cheddar cheese and barbecue sauce...

Montclair BOE holds one last meeting before first day of school

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Wednesday night’s board of education meeting, the last one before school started the next day, was a relatively short one. However, the board took a few minutes to wish the students and their...

Montclair parents express frustration over wait for first-day information

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Some Montclair parents are complaining that they didn’t receive important first-day-of-school information until a few days before the schools were set to open. The Montclair school district posted a lot of first-day information,...

Montclair weighs in on subject of school rankings

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Every year the ratings and rankings are released: the best colleges, the best high schools. And every year the debate is renewed: Do these rankings really count for anything? The answer in Montclair:...

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