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UPDATE: Students, parents:, there’s no teacher teaching AP Physics

It’s halfway through the school year and Montclair High School still does not have a full-time AP physics teacher since the previous teacher announced his departure last May.
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School community gives input on superintendent search

The school district presented two forums, moderated by Charlene Peterson of the New Jersey School Boards Association, on the superintendent search on Feb. 10.

District architects give overview of pending school repairs

At the Jan. 22 Board of Education meeting, district architect Parette Somjen presented an overview of recently completed projects and an overview projects slated for this year.
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Forums to be held on school superintendent search

Three superintendent search forums will be held beginning Monday.

Montclair High School skate club overhauls skateboards to ship overseas

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIt’s after school hours, but science teacher Jamie Siwinski’s second-floor classroom is a hive of activity, with the sounds of scraping, clanking and grinding.The classroom serves double duty — science room by...

‘Opportunity gap’ in Montclair schools persists, five years after report

by TINA KELLEY special to Montclair LocalIn a basement room of the Renaissance Middle School, a handful of teachers meet regularly to continue the work of the school district’s Undoing Racism workshops. Following a recommendation...
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Buzz Aldrin students participate in pilot program on media literacy

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsWhat is the difference between fact and opinion?What is sponsored content?What constitutes a reliable source?How can you tell if a photo or video posted online has been photoshopped?Those are some of the...

Lucy Osterberg raises money for resusable bottles

Eighth-grader Lucy Osterberg raised money, using GoFundMe, for aluminum, resuable water bottles for everyone at Renaissance school.
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Timothy Purnell named as interim personnel director in schools

BY ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair School District is bringing back a former staffer to serve as the district’s interim personnel director.Timothy Purnell, a former science teacher at Renaissance, was named as interim director of personnel...
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Water leak closes two classrooms at George Inness Annex

BY ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsTwo classrooms at the George Inness Annex at Montclair High School were closed Monday, Jan. 27, after a water leak caused part of the ceilings to collapse in the two rooms over...