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Paterson School 25 and Dr. Hani Awadallah School to Host Family Events

June 20, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- When the PTO hosted a movie night on School 25’s front lawn in May, Khouloud Abdelhadi,  the Paterson School District’s parent and community coordinator for both that school and the Dr. Hani Awadallah School, said that using the city’s schools as gathering places for families in the community “helps parents help their children excel and reach their ...

Congressman Bill Pascrell Visits Paterson School 19

PATERSON, NJ- Second grade students at Paterson School 19 had a special visitor on Monday when Congressman Bill Pascrell stopped by their classroom and shared his experiences serving as history teacher, mayor, legislator, and a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

School principal Rosalie Bespalko told TAPinto Paterson that Pascrell was just one of many guests that have visited ...

Paterson High School Seniors Fêted and Given $20,000 in Scholarships

PATERSON, NJ- June started off with a bang for Paterson high school students! On Saturday, June 2, NJCDC and Paterson Public Schools held the Fourth Annual Senior Sendoff at The Brownstone. The event celebrated the 370+ seniors from Paterson Public Schools who will attend four-year colleges this upcoming fall, and awarded them with nearly $20,000 in scholarships. The majority of the students ...

Paterson Public Schools to Close Early on Monday

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson public schools will close early on Monday due to the anticipated excessive heat. Forecasts are calling for temperatures to soar to over 90 degrees.

According to the Superintendent’s Office students will be dismissed at 1:10 p.m. and staff will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m.

Principals will remain at their schools until all students have been picked up.

For Nearly 250 Paterson Women Education at Oasis Means 'Empowerment'

PATERSON, NJ- Nearly 250 “courageous, beautiful, bright women” from across Paterson were celebrated on Wednesday for their efforts to empower themselves through the education offered at Oasis- A Haven for Women and Children. The students, hailing from 26 different countries, according to Jennifer Brady, the organization’s executive director, “encouraged each other, cheered ...

Paterson Students Get New Playground

PATERSON, NJ- Hundreds of students returned to Paterson School 8 on Monday to a brand new playground thanks to the efforts of over 100 volunteers on Sunday.

Sponsored by Alexandra’s Playground, a non-profit organization set up by Michael and Andrea Vitale in honor of their daughter, Alexandra, who lost her life tragically in 2008, the build was a joint effort by the New Jersey ...

Essex County Dedicates $100 million Schools of Technology campus in Newark

Essex County Schools of Technology opened its newest campus Monday on the grounds of the former United Hospital Center in Newark's West Ward.

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo was joined by a host of local, state and federal officials to dedicate the Essex County Donald M. Payne, Sr. School of Technology, a $100 million, three-story, 320,000-square-foot state-of-the-art school ...

Rotary Club of Paterson Great Falls Recognizes Educators 'Making a Difference'

PATERSON, NJ- The Rotary Club of Paterson Great Falls held its annual fundraiser and community showcase on Wednesday. The event, honoring educators with more than forty years of service to Paterson's public schools, took place at the Brownstone.

Among the honorees were Phyllis Hamer, a secretary to the principal at Central and John F. Kennedy High School who has worked for Paterson Public ...

Paterson Teachers Overwhelmingly Approve Contract. Union President Says Agreement Will 'Foster Consistency for Teachers'

PATERSON, NJ- A  contract agreement reached between the Paterson Education Association (PEA), the union that represents the more than 3,100 teachers and other education professionals in the city’s schools, and the Paterson Board of Education was approved overwhelmingly by members on Thursday. The final vote, according to PEA President John McEntee, was 2,304 in favor and only 279 ...

As Paterson School Move to Local Control Five Seats on Board of Education Expected to be Contested in November

PATERSON, NJ- With a new mayor and three new members of the Paterson City Council set to take office on July 1 local voters can now turn their eyes to the future make up of the Paterson Board of Education.

Four of the nine seats on the Board are up for election on November 6, and a fifth seat is expected to become vacant when current Commissioner Flavio Rivera is sworn in to the city ...

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Pou Bill to Assist Saving for Higher Education Through Tax Deduction Advances

June 19, 2018

TRENTON - A bill sponsored by Senate Commerce Committee Chairwoman Nellie Pou that would assist parents saving for their children's college tuition through a gross income tax deduction passed the Senate Higher Education Committee today.

"This bill will give parents another incentive to save for their children's higher education," said Senator Pou (D-Passaic/Bergen) ...