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Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

September 18, 2018

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...

State Board of Education Postpones Vote on PARCC Rollbacks

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Commissioner of Education on Wednesday withdrew a controversial proposal to cut back on standardized tests in certain grades and subjects, just minutes before the State Board of Education members were set to vote on the plan.

The decision by Education Commissioner Lamont Repollet to pull the vote was a blow to Gov. Phil Murphy, who campaigned on eliminating ...

Rutgers raises record amount of donations

NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University funding-raising efforts brought in $223.4 million for the 2017-18 academic year, more than $10 million above what was raised the previous year and the largest amount ever collected in a single year, university officials said.

The donations were 6.8 percent above the $209.1 million donated in 2016-2017, which was 11 percent more than in ...

Following Stair Collapse, Montclair HS to Reopen Thursday with 2-hour Delay

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair High School is set to reopen its doors with a 2-hour delay on Thursday, school district officials announced. 

Following a collapse of a portion of stairs on Friday, school officials closed the high school for days thereafter, in effort to implement repairs and safety inspections. 

The following letter was sent to parents:

Greetings ...

Montclair HS Closed for Second Day Due to Collapsed Staircase

MONTCLAIR, NJ -  Montclair High School will be closed for a second day due to a stairwell collapse, school officials announces on Tuesday. 

On Wednesday, September 12, Montclair High School will be closed due to safety concerns. School district officials are proposing that there may be a two hour delay on Thursday, as well. However, determinations have not yet been made regarding ...

Montclair High School Closes on Sept. 11, After Stairs Collapse

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair High School officials were forced to close down one set of stairs after part of the staircase collapsed on Friday. As a precautionary measure, school district officials opted to close school for Tuesday to check the structural soundness of the remaining staircases in the school. On Monday, school was closed due to the holiday.

There were no reported injuries and ...

Montclair Public Schools: Early Dismissal for First School Day, Sept. 6

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Public School District has announced an early dismissal for the first day of school, September 6 due to the extreme heat forecast.

Montclair Public Schools joins dozens of other school districts across New Jersey who made the same decision for the first day.

The following letter was sent to parents:

Dear Families/Guardians and Staff,

Tomorrow, Sept. 6 is ...

Montclair High School Ranked 115 on List of NJ High Schools

MONTCLAIR, NJ - On a ranking list recently published by NJ Monthly Magazine of 305 high schools in New Jersey, Montclair High School came at number 115. This is a drop from number 73 in 2016.

The criteria was measured based on three categories: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Outcomes.

According to the methodology, data for the New Jersey Monthly ranking ...

State Gets Two Week Extension to Answer School Integration Lawsuit; Settlement Possible

TRENTON, NJ— A request for a two-week extension has been awarded to the state of New Jersey to answer a lawsuit seeking to integrate New Jersey's schools, indicating that a settlement could be possible.

A new deadline of Sept. 14 has been set.

In a letter sent to Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson yesterday, state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said that the request ...

Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center Named Best Designed Museum in NJ

MONTCLAIR/LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Architectural Digest recently announced its selection for the best designed museums in every state in America. The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, located n the campus of Montclair State University, topped the list in the Garden State.

According to a release, the museum and learning center was redesigned by IKON 5 Architects in 2011. Each year, ...

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Chase W. Jackson Enrolls in Clemson University

September 18, 2018

CLEMSON, SC -- Chase W Jackson of Montclair enrolled in Clemson University for the fall 2018 semester.

According to a release, Jackson's major is Pre-Business.

Ranked No. 24 among national public universities, Clemson University is a land-grant, science- and engineering-oriented research university.