Education

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 Education Association to Hold Wrap & Roll ‘Thru’ on December 6th

The Montclair Education Association's Ninth Annual Wrap & Roll "Thru," the festive, charitable holiday event that brings the Montclair community together for a time of sharing, giving, and celebration, will take place on Sunday,...
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SOMA For Safe Return To School To Rally Monday to Open South Orange &...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Maplewood, N.J. SOMA For Safe Return to School, a group comprised of South Orange and Maplewood parents, plan to rally outside of Maplewood Town Hall Monday, urging Superintendent Dr. Ronald Taylor, the...

Edgemont School Awarded Sustainability Grant

Montclair, NJ – Sustainable Jersey for Schools and the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) announced that Edgemont Montessori School has been awarded a Sustainable Jersey for Schools capacity-building grant. The $2,000 grant is intended...

Bloomfield ‘Adopted’ Over 200 Seniors! Will You Help Celebrate Montclair’s Class of 2020?

If you are a Montclair graduating high school senior -- or if would like to adopt a Montclair graduating senior, visit Celebrate Montclair's Class of 2020. Baristanet wants Montclair's Class of 2020 (Montclair seniors at...

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...

Montclair School District Says It Will Expand Busing for High School Students

Parents and students in Montclair's South End have asked Montclair Schools to expanding busing for more than 25 years. Despite not meeting the minimum distance requirement for busing, the South End is still close...

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...

Third Annual Jared’s Fund Summer Fellowship Open for MHS Recent Alumni and Students

Now, and especially during the difficult time we are living through, the Zimmerman-Baillargeon family is proud to announce the launching of the third year of the Jared’s Fund Youth Fellowship (JFYF). ...

Books: Boredom Busters for Tweens and Teens

Social distancing is rough on all of us, but maybe it's most difficult for our tweens and teens, separated not just from their friends but also from their routines. Families may also be experiencing...

Buzz Aldrin Middle School Student Pens Poem ‘Could All This?’

Maya Gutierrez, 14, will be moving up from 8th grade at Buzz Aldrin Middle School to atteend Montclair High School this coming fall. But she's already wise beyond her years. Maya wrote the poem below...

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...

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...

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...

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