Education

May 30, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- With a new mayor and three new members of the Paterson City Council set to take office on July 1 local voters can now turn their eyes to the future make up of the Paterson Board of Education. Four of the nine seats on the Board are up for election on November 6, and a fifth seat is ...

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PATERSON, NJ- On May 14, 37 high school students from NJCDC programs traveled to Washington, D.C. for an unforgettable two-day trip. The teens primarily represented NJCDC's Paterson Youth Council (PYC), a citywide youth-led and youth-driven civic program that serves as the premier voice for ...

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TOTOWA, NJ- With schoolchildren, senior citizens, and law enforcement all in one room any politician would have been thrilled to take part in Thursday’s cross generational event in Totowa that featured a reading of children’s book “Roscoe the K-9 Cop,” authored by Kristen Sondej, and several ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The auditorium at JFK High School doubled for an orchestra hall on Saturday as more than 200 musicians from across the city showed off their skills in front of proud parents, siblings, and other family members. With students from the Community Charter School of Paterson, School ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Saying that watching the series may cause young people and teenagers to perceive that “suicide is a viable and/or romanticized option to coping with difficult circumstances,” Paterson Schools Superintendent Eileen Shafer sent a letter to parents on May 15 to make them aware of the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Intashan Chowdhury's shares a family story of immigration, assimilation, and educational success, one that is repeated time and again throughout Paterson's diverse neighborhoods. A lifelong resident of Paterson's 2nd Ward, Chowdhury told TAPinto Paterson of how his family, led by ...

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PATERSON, NJ- For the 128 college-bound seniors from high schools across Paterson that were recognized prior to Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting the scholarships they received are an important financial boost to their ability to attend a four-year university. For Superintendent Eileen Shafer, ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Being valedictorian of his graduating class has been a twice-in-a-lifetime experience for Alex Medina Sosa. Recently, the Paterson resident learned he has been named a valedictorian of PCCC’s Class of 2018.  Six years ago, Alex was valedictorian at his high school graduation in ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Superintendent Eileen Shafer and various Paterson Public Schools staff members will host a series of “Transition to Local Control” community forums in the coming weeks. According to a flyer promoting the forums, participation is needed to provide input on the Administration’s ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Two teachers at Paterson’s Arts & Sciences Charter School were among ten of their colleagues recognized on Thursday at the 2nd Annual iLearn Schools award recognition dinner held at The Venetian in Garfield. Donna Farrell, an elementary school art teacher, and Gokce Kan, an ELA ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Legislation co-sponsored by Paterson's Senator Nellie Pou (D-35) allowing students to apply for state financial aid assistance, joining nine other states nationally to make both tuition and financial aid available to DREAMers, was signed into law on Wednesday by Governor Phil ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Strengthening their community through collective action was a recurring theme in Paterson’s 5th Ward on Friday as students, teachers, elected officials, the Department of Public Works, and others came together for two separate events with the potential to make a lasting impact on the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- It was a special night of entertainment and self-enlightenment, all geared to inspire those in attendance, when the interns for the New City Kids after school program in Paterson performed a special production called “Legacy” to a capacity crowd on Sunday, April 29.  The show focused ...

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PATERSON, NJ- There wasn’t a bad seat in the house for the early evening showing of Despicable Me 3 on Friday. Hosted by the School 25 PTO, the children’s cartoon wasn’t shown on a movie screen in an over air-conditioned theater where children begged for overpriced popcorn and candy, instead it ...

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TRENTON, NJ – State Senator Nellie Pou (Passaic/Bergen) added her voice of local leaders to praise Wednesday’s unanimous vote by the State Board of Education to begin the transition from state control to local control of the Paterson School District. In a prepared statement released on Thursday ...

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TRENTON, NJ- Paterson Public Schools is one step closer to full local control on Wednesday following two votes by the New Jersey State Board of Education in favor of initiating the process of withdrawal of the District from partial State intervention.  The resolutions, both receiving unanimous ...

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PATERSON, NJ- While much of Paterson’s collective focus is on the May 8 election for mayor and city council, one group of community leaders is leading an effort to bring together the largest meeting of local stakeholders in the city’s history, with the ambitious mission of setting their city on a ...

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PATERSON, NJ- When Jason Zelaya arrived in Paterson just over two years ago from his native Honduras he spoke no English. However, thanks to his love of books and reading, especially biographies and mystery novels, the eighth grader at School 20 now is as fluent as most who speak the language as ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Seeking to build on the success of their “Think Pre-K” campaign, the Paterson Alliance has put out a call for additional “navigators” that, according to the organization, will “spend time in their communities, telling parents and families about early brain development, and the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- While its size may pale in comparison to the one that stands majestically on Broadway, the opportunities for residents to read and expand their minds are just as great at Paterson’s newest “library” that was officially opened on Saturday. This one, located right in Baer Park, is ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A proud graduate of Rosa L. Parks School of Fine and Performing Arts, Class of 1991, Rahsona Elder is a loving mother of three balancing family, work and service, while helping to deliver high quality arts programming to Paterson children. In fact, it is her work ethic and passion for ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Over the course of two days of their spring break--Tuesday, April 3 and Wednesday, April 4--41 students from three different NJCDC programs traveled up to New England for an Ivy League tour. Throughout the trip, students from the Paterson Youth Council, Great Falls Teen Center, ...

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PATERSON, NJ- It was a night filled with excitement, rhythm, and grace. Just before spring break, the dance students of Rosa Parks High School of Fine and Performing Arts choreographed and performed a special show titled, “I Can. I Will. I Am.”  Dancers invested seven months into the production, ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Saying that they were “the ones who were well-versed in the present day struggles that Paterson public school employees face” the Paterson Education Association (PEA), the union that represent more than 3,100 teachers and other professionals in Paterson, has announced their ...

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PATERSON, NJ- While administrators, local leaders, and education activists widely welcomed Governor Phil Murphy’s proposed  $20 million increase in funding for Paterson’s schools for the 2018-2019 academic year, the announcement came as a reminder that it came after eight years of “flat funding” ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A rally that drew nearly 2,000 members of the Paterson Education Association (PEA) on Wednesday may have worked according to an email the union sent to its members obtained by TAPinto Paterson that said “a long-term tentative agreement that addresses the membership’s goals and ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson Public Schools (PPS) works hard to offer students healthy choices through their Fresh Fruit and Vegetable and Free Breakfast Programs, so what is the challenge?  Getting the kids to eat these nutritious foods!  On Wednesday, in an effort by administrators to overcome this, ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Smiling children, a freshly cooked breakfast, coloring books. This was the recipe put together by volunteers of Paterson Cares, and the end product, according to coordinator Barbara Brown, would be nearly 30 students who had gathered at the monthly “Books and Breakfast” event on ...

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TRENTON, NJ—More than 500 charter school parents, educators and advocates from across the state gathered at the Statehouse in Trenton Monday for a CharterStrong Parent Action Day rally to celebrate New Jersey’s 50,000 public charter school children and to raise awareness of the more than 35,000 ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson Schools will open at 9:40 a.m. for staff and 9:45 a.m. for students on Thursday. The Board of Education meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. at John F Kennedy Educational Complex.

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