Montclair BOE talks public Pre-K, DACA

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe future of Montclair’s Pre-K program came up for discussion during Wednesday night’s BOE workshop meeting.The board presented a resolution that calls for the district to look into providing publicly-funded Pre-K options...
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Tensions over meeting dates arise at Montclair BOE meeting

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsWednesday night's board of education meeting was Kendra Johnson's first as superintendent, and several board and audience members took a moment to wish her welcome.However, the meeting got off to a tense...
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Montclair school district not alone in student lunch debt

Seventy-six percent of school districts throughout the U.S. report having unpaid meal debt by students. Montclair closed out its school year with students owing the district $100,000 in lunch debt.

Montclair looks at test results, as state weighs PARCC changes

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsNew Jersey will be phasing out two PARCC tests this year.The announcement came just as the Montclair schools released some preliminary data on the spring 2018 PARCC test results on Oct. 3.The...
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Montclair Community Pre-K releases playground design

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsConstruction of Montclair Community Pre-K’s “natural playground” is expected to begin in early summer.Upon completion it will contain six different zones with activity centers: an edible garden, a discovery garden, an exploration...

PARCC test replaced by NJSLA for spring testing

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair students won’t be taking the PARCC tests this spring.Instead, students will be taking a revised version of the PARCC test: the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA).The NJSLA tests are in...
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Glenfield schedule change could push arts to after school

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Glenfield Middle School community is objecting to plans to move to a class schedule with fewer periods next year, contending the move will have negative consequences for what Glenfield is known...

Teacher files lawsuit against Montclair BOE alleging discrimination

Montclair High School teacher Kenneth Schnitzer is suing the Montclair Board of Education, alleging discrimination as a white Jewish male in his attempts to be promoted to an administrative position.
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Montclair NAACP, schools work to encourage free and reduced-price lunch enrollment

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA campaign to encourage more students to sign up for free or reduced lunches is seeing success as this year applications increased by 20 percent. However, of those who did apply fewer...

Photos: MFEE workshops racial stress, racial literacy

The splash page on the Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence website for the new workshop presented on Sunday, March 1 in St. Luke's Episcopal Church, "America to Me Real Talk," asks"Be CourageousRace. Conversation. Honesty....