Montclair schools issue warning about vaping

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair school district is warning students not to use e-cigarettes, or risk running afoul of the schools’ substance abuse policies.Interim Superintendent Barbara Pinsak sent a letter to students and parents on...

Play time: How should Montclair’s schools offer recess?

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsAbout 500 parents want to bring back a 40-minute recess to Montclair Schools for grades K-5 and longer periods for middle school students.But with the need of more playground supervisors cited as...
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Montclair schools get a little more in state aid

The district is on track to receive $7,428,526 in state aid for the next school year.
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MKA celebrates students, teachers at all-school gathering

Montclair Kimberley Academy's Annual All-School Gathering epitomizes everything that makes MKA special, a community that is as diverse as it is united.

Montclair High School, Catherine’s Closet seek donated prom dresses, accessories

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsFor some it’s a rite of passage, for others it’s something that’s become too costly to attend.Going to the prom has steadily gotten more expensive, according to a 2015 survey by Visa....

Montclair parents debate appointed vs. elected school board

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair is one of 11 school districts in New Jersey in which the board of education is appointed by the mayor, rather than elected. And a debate is ensuing among some Montclair...

Montclair High School students receive anti-crash course

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), NJ Teen Safe Driving Coalition along with the Montclair Police Department, Fire Department and Montclair Ambulance Unit put together a crash demonstration on Wednesday May 15 at Montclair High...

New interim superintendent is ‘hitting the ground learning’

Nathan Parker is the third interim superintendent in 14 years in a school district aiming for stability in leadership and with a need to address racial disparities in student achievement gaps.
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Furry Fridays with therapy dogs at Glenfield Middle School

Editor’s note: The following was submitted by Montclair School District.Fridays have gotten furrier for Glenfield School students. Every week, therapy dogs visit Glenfield classrooms during 9th period as part of a new initiative launched...
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Schools to get training in Mental Health First Aid

New Jersey will allocate $6 million to allow school staff to get training in Mental Health First Aid, to recognize and help students who may be in crisis.