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Paterson councilman proposes naming school after Obama

January 21, 2017

PATERSON, N.J.- Paterson councilman proposes naming school after Obama

City Councilman Andre Sayegh on Friday proposed that the Board of Education rename its new School 16 in the honor of Former President Barack Obama.

As America waves farewell to Obama, Sayegh pens a letter to the Board President Christopher Irving suggesting the renaming of the school. Sayegh ...

Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly: New NJSIAA Transfer Rule Will Have 'Adverse Impact'

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – The somewhat never ending saga of the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association’s student-athlete transfer rule might have seen the light at the end of the tunnel.

Members of the NJSIAA Executive Committee voted in an overwhelming majority (Yes – 27, No – 7, Abstain – 0) to accept a new transfer policy that would mandate a 30-day sit-out ...

Construction of New School on Site of the Old Don Bosco High Delayed

PATERSON, N.J. - Paterson education officials and advocates are left wondering when the site of the old Don Bosco High School will be vacated by the Paterson Arts and Science Charter School to pave way for demolition.

John McEntee Jr., president of the Paterson Education Association, said, “The Paterson Education Association is hopeful that a quick resolution to this ...

Paterson Education Association President Asks State Board to Remove Superintendent

PATERSON, N.J.- John McEntee Jr., president of the Paterson Education Association (PEA), called for the removal of state appointed superintendent Donald Evans.

Wednesday NorthJersey.com and other New Jersey media outlets ran stories based on Evans testimony to the state board, saying that Paterson was a "high performing" district, and that "graduation rates continue to ...

Hodges: 'Paterson Public Schools Stuck With 40% of the Costs when Students Transfer'

PATERSON, N.J. - In his weekly radio show, education advocate Corey Teague discussed the impact of charter schools with school board member Dr. Jonathan Hodges.

One of the biggest points of emphasis by Dr. Hodges was the cost that the public school doesn't lose, when it loses a student. "40% of the costs associated with each student are still consumed by the district" said Dr ...

Paterson Youth Take Part In Rebuilding Their Community

PATERSON, N.J.- New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) YouthBuild launched a new program called FreePair Paterson, a program funded through a $100,000 grant from Impact 100 Garden State.

The YouthBuild program takes 75 students every year and offers them a second chance through a mix of book learning to obtain their high school equivalency certificate and hands on training to ...

'Fearless Champion" of Education Joseph Atallo Mourned

PATERSON, N.J. - An illness that left board of education candidate Joseph T. Attallo unable to campaign in the recent election, has claimed the life of the beloved education advocate. Atallo was 62.

Former board of education member Corey Teague said "Dr. Attallo was a fearless champion for education advocacy. He held back no punches when it came to exposing political corruption and ...

Paterson's 'The Voice' Contestant Wé McDonald Honored

PATERSON, N.J.- December 20 was declared Wé McDonald Day in Paterson, by the city council.

Mayor Joey Torres requested the city council to approve his request to name December 20 Wé McDonald Day in Paterson. In his request Torres stated the importance for honoring McDonald for her “accomplishments and the inspiration she gave to the city's youth.”

McDonald ...

Former educator's contract 'example of what's in store' when city regains control

PATERSON, N.J. - On Dec. 14, state-appointed district superintendent Donnie Evans decided to “discontinue processing” of the contract with Fulmore's Ultimate Educations Solutions, after it was discovered he made a campaign contribution to the council president's re-election bid weeks prior. 

In December, the Paterson school district awarded an almost $20,000 ...

New Jersey Ranked Best State to be a Teacher

 

 New Jersey is the best state to be a teacher, according to a new study by Zippia.com, a recruiting website.

How did the Garden State land at the top of the rankings?

To determine the best states for teachers, Zippia examined out where the teaching jobs are and how well they are paid via information from the Bureau of Labor ...

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(PEA) Paterson Education Association Update on Appellate Court Ruling

January 11, 2017

Dear Members,

Before our team taking office, we inherited a case which we pursued vigorously.  We requested a filing in court to overturn a previous arbitration decision regarding the placement of individuals at the maximum step of the BA column of the traditional salary guide choosing to move to the single salary guide. In that case, our grievance was denied as ...

(PEA) Paterson Education Association Update on Appellate Court Ruling

January 11, 2017

Dear Members,

Before our team taking office, we inherited a case which we pursued vigorously.  We requested a filing in court to overturn a previous arbitration decision regarding the placement of individuals at the maximum step of the BA column of the traditional salary guide choosing to move to the single salary guide. In that case, our grievance was denied as ...