Education

June 2, 2020

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Several groups in Montclair are collaborating to host activities and virtual discussions on race relations in America, according to officials. In response to national outrage over the killing of a man in Minneapolis, protests and civil unrest has sparked across the nation. George ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Board of Education has selected a new President. Longtime educator, Latifah Jannah is the new Board president and Priscilla Church is the now the vice president. During the virtual reorganization meeting of the Montclair Board of Education on Monday, Jannah accepted ...

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MONCLAIR, NJ - Join the Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence’s (MFEE’s) TikTok Together Dance Challenge to raise funds for emerging needs in Montclair Public Schools!  MHS Senior Claire Daddabbo created the 29-second dance and performed it with her family to help MFEE raise critical funds.

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A new superintendent has been appointed to take the helm of the Montclair School District, officials announced Wednesday. He will officially begin on July 1 and has been awarded a 5-year contract. By a unanimous decision of the full Montclair Board of Education members, Dr.

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) held a forum on May 1 for the two mayoral candidates in the township’s upcoming municipal election.  The election, scheduled for May 12, is by mail-in ballot only due to the ongoing ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Longtime Montclair educator, Karen Wingfield, has passed away, officials announced. A lifelong resident of Montclair, Wingfield has most recently served as a paraprofessional at Glenfield Middle School, says Montclair Schools Interim Superintendent Dr. Nathan Parker. She was a ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Young musicians who are staying home due to COVID-19 school closures are still able to maintain their music studies with one-on-one remote lessons from School of Rock Montclair.  The lessons - which are taught live and in real time by the School’s pro faculty - are available ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Montclair State University officials announced that the 2020 commencement has been postponed. Officials cited public safety and Governor Murphy's Executive orders are reasons for the postponement. MSU President Susan Cole wrote, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Board of School Estimate is scheduled to host a virtual meeting tonight. According to a release, the VIRTUAL Board of School Estimate meeting is 6:00 PM Monday, March 23, 2020. There will be no in person attendance. A link and live stream has been set up for your convenience ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Three employees of Montclair State University have tested positive for COVID-19, officials announced. Montclair State University Health Center Director Patricia Ruiz, informed the public Wednesday that two new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed. According to a release, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Public Schools will close starting Monday, March 16, district officials announced on Friday. According to a letter sent to parents, all school buildings will be closed and remote learning will be implemented. Interim Superintendent Nathan Parker wrote, "We will ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair School leaders across the district sent books home with students and asked them to clean out lockers on Thursday. Although school will be closed on Friday, March 13, due to preparation for remote learning for staff, Montclair students in several schools across the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A Buzz Aldrin Middle School student brought a knife to school, officials announced on Thursday. According to school officials, the possibility of a weapon was reported to the administration by another student. The knife was then confiscated from the student's locker and school ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Public Schools have sent a letter informing parents that a faculty member was in self-quarantine after testing for the Coronavirus/COVID-19. Though the results for that staff member have not yet come back, just one day later, school officials declared that Montclair ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Montclair State University will assume ownership of Floyd Hall Arena, the popular ice arena located on the University’s campus in Little Falls, New Jersey, beginning April 1. “The arena is a valued asset for the community and our faculty, staff and students,” said Karen L.

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Calling all runners and walkers! Join us in beautiful Brookdale Park for the 5th Annual Saint Cassian 5K & Kids Fun Run Saturday – April 4, 2020! The Fun Run starts at 8:30 a.m., followed by the USATF certified 5K at 9:00 a.m. All Fun Runners will receive a ribbon. In the 5K, the overall ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair School District officials have been at the center of controversy since statements made by the Interim Superintendent Nathan Parker during an NAACP meeting, were made public. The Board has since responded to explain why they decided to invite a uniformed police officer to ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - In response to concerns raised by parents and activists regarding police presence at Board meetings, Montclair Police officials have responded to offer insight.  During the Wednesday, February 19 Montclair Board of Education meeting, Montclair Board of Education members invited a ...

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UPDATE: Montclair Police Officials Responded MONTCLAIR, NJ - Intimidation. Racism. Fearful. These are words used by Montclair parents to describe how they felt and why they believe the police were called to intimidate them from speaking up during a recent Montclair Board meeting. Tension hung ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Calls for Interim Superintendent Nathan Parker's resignation intensified on Wednesday and resulted in the Board going into recess and then ending the meeting early.  The National Independent Black Parents' Association (NIBPA) disruptions completely shut down the Board of ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Bullock's fifth grade students were honored to have a visit on February 12 from Montclair's 34th District State Senator, Nia Gill, who demonstrated how a bill becomes a law in the State of New Jersey. The students gained additional knowledge through a hands-on activity ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Board of Education will hold public input sessions starting this week, officials have announced. At its January 8, 2020 meeting, the Montclair Board of Education voted to enter into an agreement with the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) to assist with ...

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THE BUDGET, NO PHYSICS TEACHER AND THE CONTINUED CALL FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT'S RESIGNATION ARE TOP PRIORITY AT THE FEB. 5 MONTCLAIR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING MONTCLAIR, NJ: Frustrated students and angry parents spent over an hour and a half giving the Board of Education a piece of their mind ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A juvenile reported to Clifton Police that a driver, naked from the waist down, stopped to ask for directions. This incident comes nearly two weeks after a similar incident was reported by two 11-year-olds in Montclair.  According to Montclair's interim Superintendent Nathan ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair's Interim Superintendent Nathan Parker has admitted to and apologized for making a statement regarding racism that has him on the hot seat with parents in Montclair. However, an apology is not enough for a growing group of parents. The group behind organizing the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A water leak at Montclair High School over the weekend has caused part of the ceiling to collapse in two classrooms, officials announced Monday. Room 610 and 612 located in the George Inness Annex were affected. When staff arrived on Monday morning, they observed the damage and ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair NAACP has issued a statement regarding Interim Superintendent Nathan Parker's comments on racist teachers. Parents allege that Parker said that he does, "...not have a problem if a teacher is found to be racist, as long as it doesn't disrupt instruction." Parker ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Several Montclair parents and advocates have called for the immediate resignation of Superintendent Nathan Parker after he was alleged to have made remarks regarding racist teachers. During the Montclair Board of Education meeting that took place on Wednesday, Parker apologized ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ-  Diane Tyree Anglin has been appointed the interim Chairperson of the Montclair NAACP Educational Committee, the Montclair Chapter of the NAACP has announced.  She was appointed by NAACP President Albert Pelham to replace James Harris and her position is effective ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson has issued a statement regarding the resignation of Anne Mernin that occurred during a Board of Education meeting on Wednesday. After her announcement, Board members gave her glowing remarks, expressed their sadness for her decision to depart, and ...

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