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Park Street Academy Takes A Pod-Style Approach to Back To School In A Pandemic

At Park Street Academy, a private pre-school and kindergarten in Montclair, parents, students and teachers were excited to be back in the classroom together for the the 2020/2021 school year. Park Street Academy (PSA) utilizes...

Montclair Parents Petition Montclair Public Schools To Adopt Outdoor Hybrid Education Plan

More than 300 Montclair parents have signed a petition urging Montclair Schools Superintendent Jonathan Ponds and the Montclair Board of Education to get creative and bring students in-person by utilizing outdoor space. The petition states:...

Superintendent Ponds Reviewing History of Equity Positions in Montclair Public Schools

Montclair parents are raising concerns about equity positions in the district, specifically the Student Equity Advocate position that seem to have disappeared without explanation. Montclair created a student advocate position back in 2016, but that...

Montclair Teen To Perform “Take it One Step at a Time” Thursday On ‘Today’...

Tune in to see Montclair teen Arabella Egan perform her original song “Take it One Step at a Time” live on "The Today Show with Hoda and Jenna" Thursday (between 10 - 11 a.m.). Arabella,...

Comedian Josh Pray Responds With Statement and ‘Dear Montclair School System’ Video

Comedian Josh Pray, who created a video that was shown by a Renaissance Middle School principal at a Montclair Schools convocation Wednesday and later deemed offensive by Montclair Schools Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Ponds and...

Montclair High Interim Principal Shares Remote Opening Plan Details; Discusses Video Shown At Convocation

Montclair High School's Interim Principal Terry Trigg-Scales, speaking at an NAACP Education Committee Meeting on Zoom Thursday, shared details of Montclair High School's remote reopening and her own reaction to a video shown at...

Montclair BOE: Major Jennings Named Acting Principal of Renaissance Middle School

Montclair is starting the school year with the challenges of continuing remote learning in a pandemic and some significant staffing changes as a result of a an offensive video that was played during a...

Offensive Video Shown at Montclair Schools Staff Convocation, Montclair NAACP Demands Action

Montclair Schools staff gathered online for a convocation over ZOOM Wednesday morning, but meeting attendees were shocked by a video that was part of a presentation

Hundred Of Montclair Students Get Free School Supplies at MEA Back to School Event

Montclair, NJ - Piedad Gutierrez, Hillside School Spanish teacher, was on hand to welcomes families to the Montclair Education Association’s Back to School Supplies Give-Away held at Nishuane School on Sunday. Hundreds of students received...

Watchung Booksellers Hosts Ellen Kolba and Jessica de Koninck in College Essay Writing Virtual...

Watchung Booksellers is pleased to host Ellen Kolba, co-author of In Your Own Voice: Writing Successful College Application Essays in discussion with writer and Montclair Board of Ed member Jessica de Koninck. Just in...

Montclair Mayor Spiller Announces Silverstein Appointment to BOE

Montclair, New Jersey – Mayor Sean M. Spiller announced the appointment of Allison Silverstein Monday to the Montclair Board of Education. A proud parent of two Montclair public school students, Ms. Silverstein has been deeply...

Montclair Schools Superintendent Dr. Ponds Discusses All Remote Decision and Restorative Justice in Conversation

Get to know Montclair Schools Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Ponds better - his background, education, his experience as a teacher, coach, principal, etc., even how he met his wife.

Cedar Grove Residents Petition For Remote School, Counter Petition In Glen Ridge, Bloomfield All...

Cedar Grove, NJ - A group of Cedar Grove parents, like those in Glen Ridge, are calling for their district to start the school virtually. A petition calling for Cedar Grove Board of Education and...

Black Kids Matter Rally: Montclair Students Share Stories of Racism, Former Equity Advocate Slams...

A Black Kids Matter protest in Montclair, attended by more than 200 children, students and adults Saturday, sitting in socially distanced groups on the sprawling grounds of Rand Park, featured musical performances and passionate...