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Volunteers Needed to Advocate for Children

May 15, 2015

PATERSON, NJ - Passaic County CASA is looking for volunteers. To be a child's voice in court. Located at 415 Hamburg Turnpike in Wayne, Passaic County CASA has ...

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Red Cross Encourages Families to Make Water Safety a Priority this Summer

National Survey Finds More than Half of All Children and Teens Can’t Swim or Perform Basic Swim Safety Skills PRINCETON, NJ – The American Red Cross North ...

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School Breakfast Program Results in Labor Dispute

By PATERSONPRESS.COM STAFF

January 24, 2013 at 11:36 AM

 

PATERSON, NJ – The city teachers’ union and school district are at odds over student breakfast program at School 8, according to a story on northjersey.com.

The story said the union, the Paterson Education Association, has filed a grievance on the grounds that educators at School 8 are not being paid the stipend they normally receive for supervising meals. The district asserts that classroom teachers are not being asked to perform any new supervisory functions as a result of the “Breakfast After the Bell” program, the story said.

Breakfast After the Bell is part of a literacy initiative being pushed by city education advocates. District officials had said they would expand the program to other city schools after the initial start at School 8. But so far, that has not happened.