Talia (she/her) is the education reporter for Montclair Local and is always looking for ways to view stories through a solutions journalism lens. She has spent time in newsrooms of all sizes and scopes. From National Public Radio in Washington D.C. to Transitions Online in Prague, Talia has written around the world and across topic areas. She has written stories about indigenous language revitalization in Alaska, social justice marches on Washington, and land use in Charlottesville, VA. Most recently, she worked for Public Herald, a nonprofit investigative news organization covering fracking in the United States.
Montclair schools 2023-24 budget proposal has a $7.5 million deficit
Montclair Education Association has been excluded from budget process, union president says.
Renaissance parents gather in support of principal Maria Francisco
A judge has confirmed an arbitration decision reinstating former principal Joseph Putrino.
Judge confirms arbitration decision reinstating Joseph Putrino as Renaissance principal
Montclair school district had challenged arbitrator’s ruling.
Montclair councilman Peter Yacobellis files defamation suit against two residents
Yacobellis is seeking damages and injunctive relief.
Montclair Robotics to be classified as a team starting in 2023-24 school year
Status change will ensure district funding each year for equipment, transportation and more.
Montclair school board approves revised 2023-24 calendar
The schedule includes 12 half-days, instead of the proposed 22.
Legacy Construction Management’s bid was half the price of its competitors
Company to oversee six-year project to upgrade and repair Montclair schools.
Parents raise concerns about ceilings in Montclair’s Nishuane School
Parents ask for more transparency about contaminant testing and repairs.
Truck takes down cable at intersection in Montclair, blocking traffic
A Verizon maintenance truck was on the scene at 12:30 p.m. Monday repairing the downed wire.
Renaissance at Rand unplugs from technology for a day
Plans to repeat monthly for the rest of the school year.