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Sunday, June 9, 2013
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Tell us what you think of the Strategic Operating Plan, the Common Core Curriculum Standards and the future of Montclair schools.
Montclair, along with school districts across the state, is in the final steps of preparing for the Core Curriculum Content Standards (CCCS) initiative, which must be in place by the start of the 2013-14 school year. The standards outline what students should know at the end of each school year from kindergarten through 12th grade and provide specific benchmarks for student achivement in nine areas, according to the New Jersey Department of Education. But not everyone is in agreement with the CCCS or Montclair Schools' plan to meet those standards, a.k.a. the Strategic Operating Plan. For months, parents have been vocal at forums called by the district’s Superintendent of Schools Penny MacCormack about their distaste for standardized …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The department will soon join Facebook and Nixle to provide residents with up-to-the-minute information.
The Montclair Police Department has joined the social media community. Police Chief David Sabagh and the department joined Twitter this past Monday with the goal of giving Montclair residents access to up-to-the-minute information about crime trends, police initiatives, road closures, emergency notifications, department events and tips on safety. Follow Montclair Police now @MontclairPD. The department will soon Facebook and Nixle, the latter being a private notification service for local police departments, county emergency management offices, municipal governments and their agencies. The department will also be revamping its website to provide yet another source of information. This agency has always maintained a strong community …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Send your best photos in an email to the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Montclair Patch is taking photo submissions to be used as its Facebook cover photo. The rules are simple: All photos have to be of something in Montcliar. Pictures of people are not preferred. Send your photos in an email to the editor at email@example.com. When there are enough submissions, Montclair Patch will put it to a vote and ask residents which photo they want to use. Good luck!
Thursday, December 20, 2012
A judge ordered Wednesday for the City of Newark to make public 36 emails about the $100 million donation Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made in 2010.
An Essex County Superior Court judge has ordered Newark officials to handover emails about the $100 million donation Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made to the city’s schools in 2010. The Wednesday ruling said the city must release 36 emails exchanged between Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Superintendent of Schools Cami Anderson and other public officials about the donation. City officials did not immediately repsond to a request for comment Thursday. The ruling, issued by Judge Rachel Davidson, came after the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey sued the city in August 2011 calling for more transparency about the $100 million pledge. The ACLU sued the city on behalf the Secondary Parent Council, a group of Newark parents. The …
Saturday, May 19, 2012
It became a publicly-traded company this week and is making billions for its shareholders.
From its humble beginnings as an idea in a Harvard dorm room, to a social media site with an estimated 900 million users worldwide - Facebook has become a huge part of our popular culture. Privately held since 2004, Facebook became a publicly-traded company this week. That means all of its shares will be listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange and sold to the public, though some investors criticized that it was hard to get their hands on the stock. Once trading began, Facebook sold 421 million shares at $38 each and raised an estimated $16 billion in one day, setting records for valuation and volume of first-day trading. Friday's trading set a record for the number of shares sold, 567 million.The company's total valuation is now estimated at $…
Friday, May 11, 2012
A state legislative committee approved a bill this week that would bar the practice.
Can an employer force you to reveal your Facebook or other social media password as a condition for getting hired or keeping your job? That issue began to get some attention in March after a statistician in New York reported that during an interview with a potential employer, the woman interviewing him had searched for his Facebook and, upon discovering that it was private, asked him for the password. The statistician, Justin Bassett refused and left the interview, according to the Associated Press. But the story brought to light other instances where employers have sought similar access to social media accounts, and have led several states to consider legislation to ban the practice. California's assembly voted Thursday to approve such …