Education

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...

Montclair Education Association Stands with Elementary Staff in Continuing Remote Learning

Montclair Public Schools had previously announced it would bring all elementary schools staff members back into school buildings to prepare for in-person learning today, Tuesday, January 19. However, the Montclair Education Association, reiterating its...

Montclair Group Calls For Families To Have Options for In-Person and Remote Schooling

The Montclair Education Association and the New Jersey Education Association have both called for the continuation of remote learning for Montclair Public Schools, citing safety concerns due to increasing COVID-19 cases. Another group, called the...

Letter Campaign to Keep Montclair Students and Staff Safe, By Continuing Remote Learning

Montclair Education Association released a statement, calling for Montclair Schools Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Ponds to postpone hybrid learning, citing rising cases of COVID-19. Now the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) has sponsored a letter campaign...

Citing Rising COVID-19 Cases, Montclair Education Association Calls To Postpone Hybrid Instruction

Montclair, NJ - Montclair Education Association, citing rising COVID-19 infection rates and expressing concern "over the district’s lack of communication and clarity over the decision to go back into the buildings on January 19,...

Enter The MHS Project Graduation Gingerbread House Decorating Contest!

Are you bored? Tired of being at home? Desperate to find ways to entertain your kids? Do you need a new family activity? Enter the Montclair High School Gingerbread House Decorating Contest! Decorate a gingerbread...

Montclair Families To Also Rally Saturday To Protest School Closures

A group of South Orange Maplewood families have planned a rally Saturday to protest schools closed to in person learning. Now a group in Montclair has announced they will also rally this Saturday, December...

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