Education

South Orange-Maplewood Schools To Move To Remote Learning ‘Indefinitely’

South Orange, NJ - South Orange and Maplewood public schools will shift to remote learning "indefinitely," the school district announced Monday evening. The news came after the South Orange-Maplewood Education Association stated that teachers...

Montclair High School’s 24-Year-Old CGI Program To Be ‘Relaunched and Reimagined’

Montclair, NJ - Montclair High School Principal Jeffrey Freeman emailed a letter Friday addressed to Civics & Government Institute (CGI) parents, students, and teachers stating that the small learning community (SLC) would be changed...

Montclair BOE v. Montclair Education Association: District to Move Ahead, Court Date March 9

Montclair, NJ - Montclair School District and Montclair Education Association will see each other in court, with oral arguments expected to be heard on March 9. “The Court did not order the temporary injunction...

Montclair Education Association ‘Disappointed;’ Says District Violated Confidentiality Agreement

Montclair, NJ - The Montclair Education Association expressed its disappointment Tuesday afternoon in a response to the announcement made by Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Ponds that the district will file a lawsuit against the MEA. The...

Montclair Schools Superintendent Says District Will File Lawsuit Against MEA

UPDATE: Montclair Education Association issues response to Dr. Ponds. Montclair Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Ponds, after stating no resolution has been met with the Montclair Education Association, officially announced plans for the district to...

Has Remote Learning Become The Grinch That Stole The Snow Day? (POLL)

Kids have done lots of things over the years in anticipation of a snow day -- from wearing pajamas backward to checking the predictions on the Snow Day Calculator. For many kids, there's nothing...

Montclair Public Schools Superintendent: District Still in Mediation; Considering Various Options

Montclair, NJ - The Montclair Public School District is still hopeful it can reach a resolution through mediation with the Montclair Education Association and is considering various options to reach an agreement, according...

Montclair Education Association Says ‘District Will Not Agree To Request to Remain Remote’

UPDATE: "We are in consultation with the district’s attorney," said Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Ponds, Wednesday evening, in response to questions about the mediation and any further actions by the district. Montclair, NJ - No...

South Orange-Maplewood Education Association Calls For Return to All Virtual Learning

South Orange-Maplewood Public Schools reopened for in-person learning last Tuesday, but it did not go well, according to South Orange-Maplewood Education Association (SOMEA) President Rocio Lopez. In an email sent to district administration and...

Montclair Mayor Says Safety Must Be Top Priority When Returning To In Person Learning

Montclair Mayor Sean Spiller, who is also vice president of the New Jersey Education Association, made a statement Tuesday, regarding Montclair Public Schools and the recent cancelled opening of in-person learning. Everyone wants a...

Glen Ridge Public Schools Experience Increased Quarantines Due To COVID-19 Cases

Four new COVID-19 cases results in 53 members of the Glen Ridge Public School community home on quarantine, says Dirk Phillips, Superintendent of Schools, in this email to parents: This past week the district experienced...

Montclair Education Association Describes Hostile Meeting, Shares Building Walkthrough Notes and Reports

Montclair, NJ - The Montclair Education Association is scheduled to attend a mediation Saturday with Dr. Ponds and a third party mediator, but in a statement released Friday, the Association says its leadership...

Superintendent Says Montclair Public Schools Will Not Open Monday For In Person, Hybrid Learning

Update: The MEA responds, says mediation will take place Saturday. "It is with deep regret that I inform you that I am unable to properly staff our schools for in-person, hybrid teaching and learning on...

Montclair Public Schools In the News; BOE Meeting Raises Concerns About In-Person Opening

Will Montclair Public Schools open for in-person learning on Monday with teachers in the building? That remains uncertain. What is clear, after a more than four hour Montclair Board of Education meeting, is just...

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