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 teachers union cites growing number of teacher grievances
There has been a significant rise in grievances filed by MEA members in the past decade, the union president says.
Governor appoints Spiller to state task force on teacher shortages
More than two thirds of public schools reported that too few candidates were applying for open positions at their schools, according to the U.S. Education Department.
Montclair schools technology department continues work on network infrastructure
Network security and disaster plan among top priorities.
Montclair Board of Education president and vice president bid farewell
Latifah Jannah and Priscilla Church thanked the community during their last public meeting.
Montclair school district takes next steps on $187.7 million bond referendum work
Four Montclair residents chosen to advise district on bids for construction management.
Montclair’s school action teams look to increase parental and community involvement
The groups are made up of students, parents, caregivers, school staff and community partners.
Cornerstone Cafe in the Montclair Art Museum teaches job skills through coffee
Employees from Montclair High School Transition program and Jewish Vocational Service of the Metrowest.
Antisemitic graffiti, including swastikas and other hate speech, found in Edgemont Park
Markings are part of a rise of antisemitism in the United States, local rabbis say.
Montclair students and parents ask for support on grieving
“Grief is complicated,” Thomas Creaser said. “In our experience with cancer, grief began with the diagnosis, but then grief continues after a student loses a loved one.”
Montclair High School students receive humanitarian award for leadership
Seniors Sofia Batres, Justin Comini, and Aidan Cummins honored by Kean University.