Education

COVID ‘Fatigue’ Behind Rising Cases in West Orange, May Delay School’s Hybrid Opening

Rising cases have caused some public school districts, like Bloomfield and Newark, to postpone any in-person learning until January 2021. Now, the West Orange Public Schools Superintendent is voicing concern about a planned start for...

Sponsored: It’s Almost Time To ShowUP Montclair!

Showdown Montclair 2018 brought together the best of talent and heart in our community to compete in a talent contest and raise funds for the Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE). Principals danced...

Letter to the Editor: Montclair Public Schools ‘Risking Lives’ For Hybrid Instruction

As COVID cases are once again on the rise, and as many area districts – including Bloomfield and South Orange-Maplewood – commit to remaining remote into 2021, Montclair superintendent Dr. Ponds seems intent on...

MFEE To Award $150,000 In Grants to Promote Equity in Montclair Public Schools

The Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE) has announced a one-time grant application process for each of the 11 Montclair Public Schools which will provide significant funding to promote racial and socio-economic equity within...

Montclair PTA Council Releases Statement ‘Safely Returning to Schools’

Montclair PTA Council (PTAC) released a statement "Safely Returning to Our Schools" Monday. The statement was constructed with input from the PTA presidents of all the Montclair public schools, except for Montclair High School...

Bloomfield Public Schools To Stay All Remote Until January 2021

Bloomfield Public Schools had created a series of safety videos to assure families and staff of their readiness to reopen in person learning on November 30. However, Superintendent Salvatore Goncalves, in a statement Tuesday...

Passaic Valley High School Closes For Two Weeks After Custodian Tests Positive For COVID-19

Passaic Valley Regional High School will go remote for two weeks after a custodian reported on Saturday testing positive for COVID-19. Superintendent of Schools JoAnn Cardillo, in a letter to families, said the custodian...

Montclair’s Bradford School Welcomed Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad For Conversation on Race

Bradford School welcomed Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad Thursday for a Conversation on Race with Bradford parents and staff members, as well as MSU faculty, district Restorative Justice staff, and Montclair community members. Dr. Muhammad...

Parents, Teachers Express Concerns About COVID-19 Safety, Lack of Information at Montclair BOE Meeting

Montclair Public Schools maintain they plan to resume in-person learning with a hybrid plan in November but parents and staff who spoke at Monday's virtual Board of Education meeting were clearly not confident in...

Newark Schools To Stay Remote Until January; SOMA Teachers Concerned About November Return

Newark Public Schools, the state's largest public school district, will remain on remote instruction through at least January 25, 2021. The district had originally planned to begin hybrid learning on November 2. "We are in...

Montclair Education Association Says ABA Students Re-entry Unsafe

Montclair School staff members and students of the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program were surprised to learn that Montclair Public Schools intended to bring ABA students back for in-person learning to Bullock School on...

Bloomfield Public Schools Create Video To Show How They Will Reopen Safely

Some schools around New Jersey have reopened for in person instruction, while other districts, like Montclair and Bloomfield, have started the school year fully remote with plans to make the switch to hybrid later...

Support Montclair Schools Virtually at ShowUP Montclair with MFEE on November 7

Back in the spring, the Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE) was fully prepared to launch the second iteration of its fierce award-winning talent battle, Showdown Montclair, but then instead, we all shifted to...

Montclair Parents Rally To Push District To Offer Outdoor Learning

Montclair families rallied Wednesday at Edgemont Park in support of Montclair Public Schools bringing learning outdoors and moving quickly to offer a hybrid model. A group of more than 50 - comprised of parents...