Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Education

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...

Glen Ridge Residents Petition For Glen Ridge School District To Switch to All Remote...

Glen Ridge, NJ - Glen Ridge residents are signing a petition asking Glen Ridge Board of Education to move Glen Ridge Public Schools to a full remote model of learning. The petition cites the...

Montclair Schools Will Start School in Fully Remote Model, Planning For Hybrid Model When...

Montclair, NJ - Montclair Schools Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Ponds announced that Montclair Public Schools would be implementing fully remote teaching and learning in September. Read Dr. Ponds statement below: "Reopening plans in this fluid, ever-changing environment...

Montclair Schools Superintendent To Announce Plans For Reopening Schools in Town Hall Meeting 8/13

Montclair Schools Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Ponds has invited Montclair parents, caregivers and staff to a Montclair Public Schools’ Town Hall Meeting, Thursday August 13, at 6 pm. (link to virtual meeting https://mpsdnj.webex.com/mpsdnj/onstage/g.php?MTID=e594dd08b994a3af904a59ae9dc6c50fe) Dr. Ponds will be...

NJEA Calls On Gov. Murphy and DOE to Direct All Public Schools To Open...

New Jersey’s largest teachers union released a statement Tuesday calling on Gov. Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Education to direct all New Jersey public schools to open remotely this fall. The statement came...

Bradford, Mt. Hebron, and MHS: Being A Black Student in Montclair’s White Schools

My name is Shayla George and I am a 2020 graduate from Montclair High School. As a student of the Montclair Public Schools, I attended Bradford, Mt. Hebron, and of course, Montclair High School....

COVID-19 and Schools: West Orange Schools To Keep School All Remote Through November

Plans change. And change and change. District schools, like West Orange have come up with plans, but now that district will delay starting its hybrid plan until November, starting the year all remote for...

Join Fourth Ward Councilor Cummings For A Conversation with Montclair Schools Superintendent Dr. Ponds

Montclair's Fourth Ward Councilor David Cummings invites you to watch his upcoming conversation with Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Ponds. This is a chance to hear directly from Dr. Ponds on his past and present thoughts on...

Arts Ed NJ Partners with Organizations to Generate Second Round of Performing Arts Aerosol...

Can students in the performing arts engage in activities safely? An aerosol study commissioned by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) with the support...

Montclair Back To School: Parent University, Temperature Checks and More (POLL)

Montclair Schools is considering outdoor learning - weather permitting - and will be checking temperatures of every student who walks through the door, Schools Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Ponds announced in an email letter to...

Montclair Public School 101- Welcome to Kindergarten

Welcome to Montclair Schools' Kindergarten families and mark your calendars! The Montclair PTA Council presents: Montclair Public Schools 101- Welcome to Kindergarten on August 12, 2020 at 7pm. Join for an evening for Kindergarten families to learn...

N.J. Lawmakers Proposing Bill To Keep Schools Closed, Start Year ‘All-Remote’

Essex County teachers, including the Montclair Education Association, say it's unsafe to open schools in September. Now three New Jersey lawmakers said Wednesday they plan to introduce legislation to require school districts to keep...

Montclair Family Says District Did Not Address Bullying At Buzz Aldrin Middle School

Middle school can be a difficult time for any child. But a Montclair family describes how their daughter was the victim of relentless bullying for nearly two years at Buzz Aldrin Middle School and...

Jared’s Fund Youth Fellowship Announces Second Cohort of Summer Fellows

The Baillargeon-Zimmerman family and the Jared’s Fund Advisory Board proudly announce the nine recipients of the second annual Jared’s Fund Youth Fellowship (JFYF). With over 50 applications that proposed 33 projects, Jared’s Fund was...