Gifted and talented program to come up for review in Montclair schools

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Is Montclair’s gifted and talented program meeting the needs of students? Do all gifted students have a chance of getting into the program? The school district hopes to find these answers over the...
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Montclair High School graduation to get 600 additional seats, video screen

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair High School may have found a solution to its shortage of graduation seating. The school will set up bleachers around the school's amphitheater for the June 21 ceremony, including on Park Street....

Complaint against Montclair BOE member awaits state decision

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news A complaint alleging Montclair Board of Education member Franklin Turner does not legally live in Montclair has been certified “with no defects” by the state department of education commissioner. Turner now has...

District: James Earle may step down as Montclair High School principal

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news James Earle may be stepping down as the principal of Montclair High School. In a letter sent to parents on Friday, Superintendent Kendra Johnson said that Earle was being considered as a sole...

A look at Montclair’s achievement gap

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news It has been three years since the Montclair school district released a report concluding the achievement gap between white students and students of color, and between wealthy students and poorer students was...
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Approaching graduation revives debate about Montclair amphitheater

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The long-standing tradition of holding Montclair’s graduation at the school’s stone amphitheater may have outgrown its time. Some parents say it is time to move it to a larger venue, while others...
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Rejuvenated Black Student Union a positive force at Montclair High

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news Behind the harmony that seemingly exists between black and white students at Montclair High School, being black can still be lonely. No one wants to be the only black girl in a...

Complaint alleges BOE member Franklin Turner does not meet residency requirements

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news A Montclair resident filed a complaint with the state on Friday alleging Montclair Board of Education member Franklin Turner does not meet the residency requirements for a board member. In the complaint, filed...
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Saying no thank you to straws in Montclair is spreading

By Tara Kolton for Montclair Local Word is continuing to spread around Montclair that straws truly suck for the environment. A program to reduce the use of non-reusable plastics throughout the community is gaining momentum. A group...

Johnson’s first “listening session” opens up the floor to Montclair parents, staff

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Special education, climate and diversity, gifted programs and the magnet program were just a few of the topics that parents talked about at Charles H. Bullock School Monday night. Superintendent Kendra Johnson was...