Montclair In The News

NY Times: Schools Were Set to Reopen. Then the Teachers’ Union Stepped In.

Excerpt: Students didn’t return to elementary schools in Montclair, N.J., as planned after a tense week of debate and a boycott of prep sessions by some educators.After several false starts over the last two months, public schools in Montclair, N.J., an affluent New York City suburb, were finally set to reopen Monday for the first …

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NY Mag: ‘I Want to Meet My Teacher’ A war over reopening schools has upended the progressive politics of the New Jersey suburbs.

Excerpt: One drizzly Saturday in December, around a hundred suburbanites gathered in the New Jersey town of Maplewood for a scrupulously rule-abiding protest. “We have extra masks and hand sanitizer and extra wipes for everyone who needs them,” Julie Fry, an organizer, announced through a pink medical mask. Her microphone, which she’d disinfected with an alcohol …

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News12 NJ: ‘Enraged is a good word’: Parents express frustration with delay in opening Montclair schools

Excerpt: President Joe Biden announced a goal of reopening most K-12 schools across the U.S. in his first week of office, but for some districts in New Jersey, including Montclair, the thought of going back to in-class instruction seems to be slipping further away.Montclair schools were scheduled to reopen for a hybrid model of instruction Tuesday, …

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CBS New York: Parents, Students Protest Decision To Keep Classrooms Closed In Montclair, NJ

Excerpt: MONTCLAIR, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Students in Montclair, New Jersey were supposed to head back into their classrooms Monday for the first time since March. But it didn’t happen, despite a plan announced by the superintendent.Parents and kids carried signs reading, “Get our kids back in school” as they protested outside The Edgemont School, demanding the district reopen schools, CBS2’s Meg Baker …

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From Montclair Local: Moms rally to reopen schools during COVID

PHOTOS BY KATE ALBRIGHT Parents wanting to reopen schools “sooner than later” took to the parks of Montclair Saturday, Dec. 12 to rally to open the school classrooms. While some parents want learning to remain remote, a group of vocal parents want their children in the classroom. Full article on Montclair Local: https://www.montclairlocal.news/2020/12/12/photos-moms-rally-to-reopen-schools-during-covid Follow Us

From NorthJersey.com: ‘The kids are so disengaged’: NJ families rally to reopen schools in Montclair, Nutley

Excerpt: Families rallied in Montclair and Nutley on Saturday to demand that their districts reopen schools, arguing that children were struggling to learn at home and that schools were not high-risk environments. “There are hundreds of school districts that have opened around us,” said Deirdre Carlough, who has children in kindergarten and second grade. “We’ve …

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