Schools celebrate completion of pilot ESL program for parents

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair school district recently completed a pilot version of an English as a Second Language program for district parents.And the program coordinators — including Dr. Kendra Johnson, the district’s assistant superintendent...

Staff cuts take center stage at BOE meeting

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsParents, students and community members continued to speak out against several proposed staff cuts during Wednesday's Township Board of Education meeting.The district is expecting to cut several staff positions next year, including...
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Montclair BOE: No new superintendent yet

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair still does not have a new superintendent, and the Township Board of Education expects the district may not have one until January at the earliest.During Wednesday night's meeting at the George...

Fidget spinners popular in Montclair, but one school bans them

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsSpinners have come to Montclair, and at least one school in town has already banned them.The miniature three-pronged metal and plastic toys — originally marketed as helpers for children with anxiety and...
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Montclair assistant superintendent being considered for Teaneck job

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair’s assistant superintendent of equity is reported to be in the running for the superintendent position in Teaneck.An announcement on that district’s website last week indicated that Kendra Johnson is one of...

Father-son duo graduate from William Paterson University together

By LINDA MOSSmoss@montclairlocal.news Like father, like son. Duvinson Jeanty, a 63-year-old Haitian immigrant and Montclair resident and his son Benjamin, 27, are living the American Dream. Both men graduated from William Paterson College last week, the...

Community reacts to proposed school staff cuts

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsLast week’s announcements of several planned staff cuts sent shock waves across the Montclair School District.On May 15, news spread that the school district would not be renewing the contracts of several...

Time for Toasting in Montclair

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsDo you have a favorite teacher you’d like to give a shout-out to? Are you looking for an opportunity to get a group of people together for ice cream, drinks or a...

Park Street Academy exhibits young artists’ work

Photo courtesy Lisa Raphael Park Street Academy students and families enjoy learning about the art and artists at the second annual Senior Art Museum Fine Art Exhibit earlier this month. Park Street Academy, a private pre-school...
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Search continues for permanent school superintendent

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsWanted: one superintendent, to oversee the public school district in Montclair, New Jersey.Montclair has been searching for a permanent replacement schools superintendent for two years.Board President Jessica de Koninck said on Friday...