Education

February 21, 2018

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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PATERSON, NJ- Students in Kindergarten through 12th Grade throughout Passaic County have been invited to express their creativity and celebrate Black History Month by entering a very special art and essay contest. The contest, sponsored by the Inner Faith Performing Arts Center (IPAC) has been ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson Public School has teamed up with a number of community organizations to sponsor a school in Puerto Rico that was heavily affected by the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria last September. The relief effort has already raised $9200 from its first fundraiser, a “tag-day,” ...

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PATERSON,NJ- Winning the Board over with his proclamation that he is “evidence- based” and “data-driven,” in his decision making,  Vincent Arrington was selected to fill the vacancy created by Dr. Christopher Irving’s January departure from the Board of Education. The election came during a ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Seven aspirants will be interviewed by the current members of the Paterson Board of Education in hopes of being selected to fill the position made vacant by the resignation of Commissioner Chris Irving earlier this month. Irving’s resignation came in response to his acceptance of a ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Speech therapists serving local students “beyond normal school day programs,” including the District’s Saturday Academy, afterschool, and summer programs, will now be paid $75 an hour for their services after an agreement was reached between the Paterson Public Schools and the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- With military precision and discipline 24 young men and women entered the ballroom at La Nieves in near perfect formation on Saturday while proud parents, elected officials, and their volunteer instructors looked on. The event, hosted by the Paterson Police Athletic League, marked ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Members of the Paterson City Council will convene at City Hall at 6:30 tonight to once again consider a resolution to authorize spending for portions of January, and February 2018. The resolution, which requires six votes for passage, failed to be approved at the body’s meeting on ...

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PATERSON, NJ- It’s never too early for a child to start learning, and in Paterson, thanks to Greater Bergen Community Action (GBCA), nearly 750 children aged from three months to five years old are getting a top class educational foundation in “safe, happy, and healthy” learning ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The Paterson Board of Education passed on the “deal of a lifetime,” by deciding not to to approve a lease that was before them at Wednesday’s meeting. At least according to the building’s owner, John Sico. Sico, a former Assistant Superintendent with Paterson Schools, appeared ...

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PATERSON, NJ- “City Education Activist” Corey L. Teague who said in a letter to the editor to TAPinto Paterson earlier this month that he believes he is “needed on the school board if for no other reason than to advocate on behalf of special needs students,” has submitted a letter to Acting ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Just over 24 hours after taking the oath of office New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has added a Paterson voice to his Administration. Dr. Christopher Irving, a member of the Paterson Board of Education for nearly eight years, has been appointed as Assistant Commissioner of ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Voices, spirits and visions of a stronger Paterson, built by its younger residents, were lifted up on Monday as the Paterson Youth Council (PYC) held their 12th annual Youth Recognition Awards in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The teachings, if not the words, of King were ...

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PATERSON, NJ- For nearly six decades, Ms. Jane Silverstein has brought her special brand of teaching to the Paterson Public School system. As a teacher, Chair of the Science Department, and founder of the STEM Academy at JFK, she has left a distinct mark on the lives of thousands of students. But, ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson Public Schools will remain closed on Friday following Thursday’s blizzard which continues to bring high winds and plummeting temperatures. All after-school and evening activities have also been canceled. Councilman Luis Velez told TAPinto Paterson earlier on Thursday ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The Paterson Board of Education reorganized for 2018 amid news that the District had met state benchmarks to allow for the return of complete control of the Paterson’s education system for the first time since 1991. Meeting at the John F. Kennedy Education Complex on Wednesday, the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson Public Schools will be closed on Thursday due to the anticipated snowfall and severe winter weather conditions. According to the Superintendent’s Office all after-school and evening activities have also been canceled. The reorganization for the Passaic County Board of ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A state-appointed arbitrator has ruled in favor of Paterson Education Association (PEA) President John McEntee, Jr. by overturning a 120 day unpaid suspension levied on him related to charges that he verbally attacked a vice principal in 2016. McEntee told TAPinto Paterson earlier ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The cafeteria of the Paterson Community Charter School of Paterson (CCSP) bustled with anticipation and excitement on Monday as each of their more than 500 students received early Christmas gifts at the hands of Jennifer Olawski. Olawski, a physical education teacher at the school, ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Eighth graders at Paterson’s New Roberto Clement School got the chance to hear from 11 professionals in a variety of fields on Friday as part of the Student Success Business Program. Founded by Mitch Morrison, the Student Success Business Program has been delivering free student ...

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PATERSON, NJ- More than 50 participants and families of the Paterson Music Project (PMP) were treated to a performance by the People of Earth, a music ensemble that blends music typically found in Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico and beyond, at the Community Charter School of Paterson’s (CCSP) Winter ...

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