Secretary of State Visits School 21, Encourages Students to ‘Work Hard With Integrity’

February 18, 2018

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 on her resume, both academic and professional, ...

Superintendent Eileen Shafer's 'Long Journey' Comes to an End

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 officially able to shed the “acting” portion of her title, completing what she called a ...

Superintendent Candidates Make Pitch to Parents, Students, Teachers, and Community Leaders

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 Educational Complex Tuesday evening to hear from the three final candidates to fill the position ...

TAPinto Paterson Video: Paterson Education Association Calls for Contract

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 Wednesday.

TAPinto Paterson visited Paterson School Number 3 on Monday where nearly 50 teachers, aides, and ...

Paterson Educators to Take Part in 'Informational Picketing'

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 in the Paterson Schools, the purpose of the job action is to “highlight all of ...

Parents to get Chance to Meet Superintendent Candidates

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 been made in Paterson in a long time,” Commissioner Nakima Redmon told TAPinto Paterson.

Paterson Students Poised to ‘Build a Great Society’

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 Development Authority (SDA) CEO Charles McKenna, that best summed up the impact the new school, and ...

Early Dismissal for Paterson Schools

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 Board of Education meeting will be held at 6:30 at 90 Delaware Avenue.

Students at Paterson School 18 Celebrate Reading ‘Under the Stars’

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 from the students who participated.

The event, now in its fourth year, was developed by ...

Calling All Student Artists!

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 an annual event for over a decade and is, according to IPAC Founder Rahsona Elder, a ...

With Shafer the Lines of Communication are Always Open

February 15, 2018

Dear Editor:

I find myself in a juxtaposition right now.

On the one hand, I did question the process. On the other hand, I am fully supportive of Ms. Shafer.

I want to go on record as saying that I am completely confident in her leadership. I’ll briefly explain my reason.

When I served on the school board I was able to always reach Ms. Shafer. The lines of communication were ...

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Paterson Music Project Students Perform at New Jersey Devils Game February 20

February 10, 2018

PATERSON—For the second year in a row, Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts’ Paterson Music Project (PMP) students will perform at the upcoming New Jersey Devils game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday, February 20 at 6:00 p.m. at the Prudential Center located at 25 Lafayette Street in Newark. The PMP orchestra, band, and Level 2 strings from School 1, School 15, School ...