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Head count errors did not result in state aid loss, district says

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Public Schools did not provide accurate counts of students on two of its applications for state and federal aid for the 2017-2018 school year, according to the district’s auditors. But...
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Interim human resources director to depart for two months, district says

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair School District’s interim human resources director, appointed just over two months ago, will be taking a two-month hiatus from the district next month. But the district hopes to have a...
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Montclair residents can access schools lead in water results

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsNew Jersey now has a database where parents, including in Montclair, can keep track of their school’s water lead testing results.In November, the New Jersey Department of Education and Gov. Phil Murphy...
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Montclair NAACP, schools work to encourage free and reduced-price lunch enrollment

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA campaign to encourage more students to sign up for free or reduced lunches is seeing success as this year applications increased by 20 percent. However, of those who did apply fewer...
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Montclair schools say test scores are good, but there is room for improvement

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe newly released New Jersey Student Learning Assessment scores indicate that Montclair students continue to perform above the state average in math and language arts for grades three through 12, but Montclair...

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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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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Montclair students call for student representation on Board of Education

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair’s Board of Education is currently comprised of adults, all appointed by Mayor Robert Jackson. A student may be among their membership in the future, however.At the Nov. 18 BOE meeting, Montclair...
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‘No credible threat’: Montclair High lockdown ends after police investigate report of student with...

by KEVIN MEACHAM meacham@montclairlocal.newsA lockdown at Montclair High School and neighboring Renaissance Middle School Wednesday morning, Nov. 27, resulted from a report of a student possessing a weapon, interim superintendent Dr. Nathan Parker announced in...
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Red Hawk Fellows program helps former foster students navigate college

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsFor some college students, campus life goes beyond the stress of class loads, studying, roommates and cafeteria food. For students who were raised in foster care, but have aged out, not only...