Education

Montclair Schools Superintendent Dr. Ponds Discusses All Remote Decision and Restorative Justice in Conversation

Get to know Montclair Schools Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Ponds better - his background, education, his experience as a teacher, coach, principal, etc., even how he met his wife.

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...

SVPA’s ‘She Kills Monsters’ Explores Friendship, Loss and Acceptance

Montclair High's School of Visual and Performing Arts tackled "She Kills Monsters" last weekend, a drama-comedy play by Qui Nguyen set in Ohio in 1995. "She Kills Monsters" follows a small cast of...

Virtual Graduation Plans To Take Shape, Now That Gov. Murphy Announces NJ Schools Remain...

All New Jersey schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday, in what may have been the most anti-climactic announcement of the COVID-19 pandemic. That...

West Orange Schools Plan To Accommodate Families Not Comfortable with In-Person Instruction

What will happen in the fall -- whether students will return to school in person, attend remotely or participate in some kind of hybrid, is the question on parents' minds and a topic of...

Montclair Parents Petition Montclair Public Schools To Adopt Outdoor Hybrid Education Plan

More than 300 Montclair parents have signed a petition urging Montclair Schools Superintendent Jonathan Ponds and the Montclair Board of Education to get creative and bring students in-person by utilizing outdoor space. The petition states:...

Learn About Careers In The Arts From Montclair High’s SVPA Alum, Tuesday, Dec. 8

The School of Visual and Performing Arts (SVPA) at Montclair High School, with the support of a grant from MFEE, is hosting The Arts after High School: A Zoom Conversation with SVPA Alums Cameron...

Whoopi Goldberg Comes To Montclair’s Lacordaire Academy, Speaks About Women Empowerment

Montclair, NJ - Whoopi Goldberg showed Montclair love again. The actor/comedian/TV personality, a regular at Montclair Diner, made a very special visit to the Lacordaire Academy this week. Students in grades 7-12 were able...

Montclair Education Association To Hold Actions in Response to Racial Injustice, June 2-5

The Montclair Education Association (MEA) will hold actions June 2-5 in response to the recent acts of police brutality against black men and women. Community participation is welcomed. “Each...

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 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...

Verona Public Schools Implement Pass/Fail For Second Semester To Support Students’ Wellness

Verona Public Schools, after talks between its administrative team and teachers, have decided to implement a pass/fail grading system at H. B. Whitehorne Middle School and Verona High School for the remainder of the...

Stories for Children to Honor Juneteenth

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, celebrates the date when Major General Granger and Union troops reached Galveston, Texas with news that the civil war had ended; it represents the end of slavery in...

Montclair Mayor Spiller Announces Silverstein Appointment to BOE

Montclair, New Jersey – Mayor Sean M. Spiller announced the appointment of Allison Silverstein Monday to the Montclair Board of Education. A proud parent of two Montclair public school students, Ms. Silverstein has been deeply...