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Montclair BOE can’t excuse itself from case against Turner, DOE says

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The Department of Education has denied Montclair Board of Education’s request to excuse itself from a complaint filed against BOE member Franklin Turner by a resident challenging his residency status.In response to...

Report: Latino, African American students underrepresented in advanced classes in Montclair

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair has work to do with helping Latino and African American students to be represented in advanced classes.A status update on participation in Montclair’s honors and AP courses, as well as the...
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Montclair schools will address student absenteeism

The Montclair school district will have to come up with a plan to address its absenteeism rate among students.Last school year, about 14 percent of Montclair High School’s students were “chronically” absent from school....

Gifted and talented program to come up for review in Montclair schools

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIs Montclair’s gifted and talented program meeting the needs of students? Do all gifted students have a chance of getting into the program?The school district hopes to find these answers over the...
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Montclair High School graduation to get 600 additional seats, video screen

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair High School may have found a solution to its shortage of graduation seating.The school will set up bleachers around the school's amphitheater for the June 21 ceremony, including on Park Street....

Complaint against Montclair BOE member awaits state decision

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA complaint alleging Montclair Board of Education member Franklin Turner does not legally live in Montclair has been certified “with no defects” by the state department of education commissioner. Turner now has...

District: James Earle may step down as Montclair High School principal

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsJames Earle may be stepping down as the principal of Montclair High School.In a letter sent to parents on Friday, Superintendent Kendra Johnson said that Earle was being considered as a sole...

A look at Montclair’s achievement gap

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIt has been three years since the Montclair school district released a report concluding the achievement gap between white students and students of color, and between wealthy students and poorer students was...
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Approaching graduation revives debate about Montclair amphitheater

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe long-standing tradition of holding Montclair’s graduation at the school’s stone amphitheater may have outgrown its time. Some parents say it is time to move it to a larger venue, while others...
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Rejuvenated Black Student Union a positive force at Montclair High

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsBehind the harmony that seemingly exists between black and white students at Montclair High School, being black can still be lonely.No one wants to be the only black girl in a...