Education

March 29, 2018

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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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson Public Schools and district offices will be closed on Wednesday due to the anticipated snowfall and severe weather conditions. According to the Superintendent’s Office all after-school and evening programs, as well as the Board of Education meeting, have also been ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The Paterson Public Schools’ Department of Family and Community Engagement continued their “Parent University” program at Eastside High School on Saturday.   Coordinated by Paterson Schools’ Director of Family and Community Engagement Kemper McDowell, “Parent University” is a ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Furthering their mission to engage the community in its delivery of hyperlocal news, TAPinto Paterson has announced the launch of an internship designed to give local high school students an opportunity to gain real world journalism experience. Through the TAPinto RPHS program, ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson Schools Superintendent Eileen Shafer issued the following statement regarding Thursday's announcement of the $20.1 million increase in state funding for the 2018-2019 school year: “Our district has received its State allocation for the 2018-19 school year and the total is ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Saying that a “new era where Paterson children matter,” has come to Trenton under Governor Phil Murphy, Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-35) told TAPinto Paterson exclusively that Paterson’s schools are set to receive an additional $20 million in funding for the 2018-2019 school ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Saying that the measure addresses inequities in funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) by increasing federal funding for them, Paterson’s representatives in the New Jersey General Assembly, Benjie Wimberly and Shavonda Sumter, have urged both houses of ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Two friends are hanging out at Austin’s house, super excited to get ready to play. They jump around, they stretch, they even put on headbands and do their “super special friendship hand shake”. They check in with their snacks, a Mountain Dew and some candy then count down, “1..2..3”, ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson Public Schools and district offices will be closed on Wednesday due to the anticipated snowfall and severe winter weather conditions. According to the Superintendent’s Office all after-school and evening programs have also been canceled. The Board of Education Workshop ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Working without a contact for the entirety of the current academic year, the Paterson Education Association (PEA), the union that represents more than 3,100 teachers and other district staff, has scheduled a rally to take place on Thursday, March 8, In a letter to parents that was ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Calling it an opportunity for community members to “see what today’s students and schools are all about,” Paterson Education Association (PEA) President John McEntee, issued an invitation to several local leaders to participate in the union’s “Teacher for a Day” program. More than two ...

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PATERSON, NJ- With Black History Month drawn to a close Paterson Board of Education Commissioner Emanuel Capers has announced the launch of the Paterson Amistad Committee. “Paterson is rich because of its diversity,” Capers told TAPinto Paterson. “However, to fully embrace that diversity, to use ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Sam I Am, green eggs and ham, and Thing 1 and Thing 2 are among the many fantastical creations by children’s author Dr. Seuss that will be brought to life across Paterson in the coming days as schools mark Read Across America Week. A creation of the National Education Association, ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Thanks to a partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute and a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, Rosa Parks High School students were given the opportunity to go see the musical Hamilton at the Richard Rodger Theater in New York City this past January. Prior to the show, ...

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In honor of Black History Month Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly and TEAM HOPE are recognizing African Americans that have made an impact in the community and beyond. TAPinto Paterson is proud to bring these stories to our readers.    If you’re from Paterson, you’ve likely heard of Dr. Frank ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Students from all across Paterson’s schools took to the stage at the JFK Educational Complex on Wednesday, performing in the District’s 8th annual Black History Month celebration. Audience members were treated to well-rehearsed and confidently executed performances in a number of ...

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PATERSON, NJ - More than 250 people braved the snow to raise funds for "Paterson Partners with Puerto Rico Support-A-School Fundraiser" Saturday at St. Gerard's Church. The night of food, music, and dancing raised more the $12,000 to support one of the many schools devastated when Hurricane Maria ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Growing up in the Bronx, the “proud” daughter of a bus driver and a railroad clerk, Tahesha Way learned early in life that in order to accomplish her goals she’d have to “work hard with integrity” and always “take pride” in where she came from. So that’s what she did. And, based ...

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Paterson, NJ- A process that started on July 29, 2017, included a 13-member search committee, a national search firm, and six public forums as well as an additional candidates forum, led the Paterson Schools right back to Superintendent Eileen Shafer. With a no dissenting votes, Shafer was ...

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PATERSON, NJ- With the Board of Education expected to make what Commissioner Nakima Redmon called “the most major decision that has been made in Paterson in a long time” on Wednesday, more than 100 parents, students, educators, union members, community leaders and others turned out to JFK ...

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PATERSON, NJ- As reported Sunday, members of the Paterson Education Association participated in informational pickets at elementary schools across the city on Monday. Members are expected to participate in similar actions in the city's middle schools and high schools on Tuesday and ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Parents attending report card meetings at schools across the city this week will be met outside by local educators taking part in “informational picketing.” According to an announcement by the Paterson Education Association, the union that represents more than 3,200 members working ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The Paterson Board of Education is expected to make their pick for a new permanent Superintendent of Schools on Wednesday, but not before parents and residents have a chance to meet and question the final three candidates for the position. “This is the most major decision that has ...

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PATERSON, NJ- With state and school district officials converging on JFK High School Thursday night to give parents an overview of progress on the construction of the new Union Avenue Middle School, it was perhaps the question of 15-year old Chloe Shepard, and the response she received from School ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson Public School students will be dismissed at 1:00 p.m. today due to the inclement weather conditions. School staff will be dismissed at 1:20 p.m.  All after-school and evening activities have also been canceled. While district offices will close at 1:30, tonight’s ...

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PATERSON, NJ-  Even with smart watches, instant cameras and blue-tooth headphones up for grabs as prizes in School 18’s annual Literacy Fair, it was the love of the books, and the enjoyment of completing their projects along with family, that came back as the answer as to what it made it special ...

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