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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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Report: Montclair’s schools reflect community diversity

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsIn 1977, the Montclair school district moved away from the neighborhood school model and instead chose the choice system. Forty-one years later, the district is being lauded for its diversity among...
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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...

Montclair family starts compassion project in memory of son

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsAlex Patenaude’s gift for reaching out to other children was evident from the first day he started kindergarten at Nishuane.During the first parent-teacher conference of the year, the teacher told his parents,...
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Tensions over meeting dates arise at Montclair BOE meeting

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsWednesday night's board of education meeting was Kendra Johnson's first as superintendent, and several board and audience members took a moment to wish her welcome.However, the meeting got off to a tense...
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MKA celebrates Earth Day with recycling, composting and gardening

In celebration of Earth Day 2018, the students and faculty at Montclair Kimberley Academy, are focusing on programs that help reduce waste in meaningful ways and connecting with service learning initiatives throughout the three campuses.  From...
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Jackson announces appointments to Montclair BOE

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsLaura Hertzog and Eve Robinson will be returning to the Montclair Board of Education, while Latifah Jannah will be joining as its newest member later this year.Mayor Robert Jackson announced that Hertzog...

Montclair BOE welcomes Johnson, pays tribute to Pinsak

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Board of Education welcomed Kendra Johnson as the district's new superintendent Monday night, while paying tribute to outgoing interim superintendent Barbara Pinsak.Pinsak will step down as interim superintendent on May...
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Play time: How should Montclair’s schools offer recess?

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsAbout 500 parents want to bring back a 40-minute recess to Montclair Schools for grades K-5 and longer periods for middle school students.But with the need of more playground supervisors cited as...
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Kendra Johnson named full-time Montclair schools superintendent

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsKendra Johnson has been named Montclair’s new schools superintendent. The board voted on April 11 to retain Johnson for the position open since 2015 during a special meeting of the board of education...