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New bill could address chronic absenteeism in Montclair schools

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsLast school year, about 14 percent of Montclair High School’s students were “chronically” absent from school. Charles H. Bullock Elementary students were absent 10.2 percent of time, while Glenfield Middle School absenteeism...

Protests continue over school staff cuts

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIt was an intense, often emotional, meeting for the Montclair Board of Education on June 7, as members of the community continued to protest a series of proposed school staff cuts that...

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...

Language arts memo comes under fire at Montclair BOE meeting

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA 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...

Photos: Reiki, AIM, grow, at Aging in Montclair

Certified Reiki practitioner Claudia Sherwood of Montclair gives about three dozen Aging In Montclair members a demonstration on one of the Eastern medicine practices gaining acceptance in the west, in the Montclair Salvation Army...
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Montclair High School sees slight improvement in attendance rates

Montclair High School is seeing a slight improvement in attendance, with fewer chronically absent students, and a slightly increased daily attendance rate.

UPDATED: Superintendent Johnson leaving Montclair

Superintendent Kendra Johnson will be leaving Montclair for Maryland.
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Kendra Johnson discusses vision for Montclair schools

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsOn Friday, May 4, Kendra Johnson was into her fourth day as Montclair’s new superintendent of schools.And so far, it’s been going well, Johnson said.“The adjustment has been quite smooth, being that...
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MKA turns final construction phase into learning experience

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsFor the past five months, the Montclair Kimberley Academy community has grown to include construction workers, bulldozers, engineers and lots of cones.The school’s Orange Road campus for pre-K through third-graders...

Montclair classrooms invest in “flexible seating”

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsImagine being a student going into the classroom.But instead of only rows of identical desks, there may be a high desk that you can stand at, with a special hinged bar that...