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VIDEO: Students celebrate Juneteenth

Montclair High School's Black Student Union put together a short video in honor of Juneteenth, June 19.
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COVID-19: NJSBA report describes what schools can expect with “new normal”

The New Jersey School Boards Association has released a report detailing the issues that will face school officials and families when the schools reopen to a “new normal.”
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COVID-19: MSU readies for fall as Murphy announces reopening of colleges

Montclair State University is readying to welcome back students this fall, after Gov. Phil Murphy announced today, June 17, plans to reopen New Jersey’s colleges and universities as early as July 1.

In brief: Montclair High School to hold three graduation ceremonies on July 9

The school sent an announcement to parents on Tuesday, June 16, informing them of the details of the ceremonies.
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Child care centers reopened on June 15

Child care centers initially were allowed to stay open during the pandemic, after the schools were ordered to close, since families still needed child care. However, on March 28, Murphy ordered all child care centers to close on April 1 unless they could verify that they were caring only for the children of essential workers.
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COVID-19: Library returns begin as numbers decline

Numbers of cases continue to decline as New Jersey returns to a "new normal." Montclair Public Library accepts returns; Watchung Booksellers opens doors.

Untangling the structural factors behind Montclair’s achievement gap

Structural issues, including the availability of affordable housing and the wealth gap, play a key role in Montclair schools' achievement gap, experts say.
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COVID-19: Department of Education releases guidance for summer school programs

The summer program is aimed at students who have been especially vulnerable during the distance learning period, including students who are behind academically, in need of social and emotional support, students with disabilities experiencing regression, and students are homeless.
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MEA panel talk calls for long-term, sustained actions against racism

Nearly 300 people turned out for the Zoom discussion, which also took on how factors that led to Floyd’s killing are connected to problems Montclair faces.
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Montclair BOE discusses equity, letter from superintendent

A letter addressing George Floyd’s death from interim Superintendent Nathan Parker was questioned by some because it was sent to students as well as parents, but was defended by school district officials.