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NJ Department of Education Announces Return of Troops to Teachers Program

November 18, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) announced the return of the “Troops to Teachers” program to support the transition of veterans and members of the Armed Forces to careers in teaching. Over the next five years, the NJDOE will receive nearly $1 million to support and promote the program.

Troops to Teachers is a national program designed to ...

College Fair for Paterson High School Students Set for Saturday

PATERSON, NJ – 20 colleges and universities including Rutgers University, NJIT, Montclair State University and William Paterson University will be in Paterson on Saturday as part of a college fair hosted by the Paterson Youth Council (PYC), which is facilitated by New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC).

The college fair, offering Paterson high school students the ...

Paterson's First Lady to Busy Parents: Let's Make Time Count

PATERSON, NJ- With multiple demands on their time, and the over-abundance of readily available distractions right at their fingertips, it’s easy for parents to lose focus of what’s really most important, being present for our children.

That was the message delivered by Paterson First Lady Farhanna Balgahoom Sayegh at the 2018 Parent Conference hosted by the Paterson Public ...

Six Paterson Schools to Remain in ‘Shelter in Place’ Mode Thursday

PATERSON, NJ- Eastside and JFK High Schools as well as Senator Frank R Lautenberg School 6, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Educational Complex School 30, and Paterson Schools 20 and 24 will operate under “shelter in place mode on Thursday.

According to a telephone recording from Paterson Public Schools the decision was made after district officials were “alerted to threats” at ...

After Threats Students and Staff Told to 'Shelter in Place' at 15 Paterson Schools

PATERSON, NJ – Fifteen schools and some neighboring preschool centers are operating under a shelter in place mode after Paterson Public Schools officials were alerted this morning to threats against Eastside High School and the John F. Kennedy Educational Complex.

 Superintendent Eileen F. Shafer released the following information to parents and caregivers this ...

Paterson Students Get Visit From Nationally Recognized Author

PATERSON, NJ- Continuing to celebrate its recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School, Superintendent Eileen Shafer welcomed award winning author Joe Brown to Public School 28 on Tuesday.

Held in the school’s library, the event was an opportunity for more than 50 fourth and fifth graders to hear Brown tell his story of transitioning from a Chicago lawyer with over 50 years of ...

Annual Teen Summit a Success, Attendees Get Important Lessons on Preventing Violence, Succeeding in Business, and Achieving Personal Empowerment

PATERSON, NJ- They may have come for the music, dance, and fashion, but the more than 500 Paterson youth that attended the 20th annual Teen Summit on Saturday left with something far more valuable than the selfies and social media posts with well known performers such as Hood Celebrity, DJ Lil Man, and DJ Quest Flavor.

While all of the attendees may not yet understand the full gravity of the ...

Activism Takes Center Stage at 4th Annual OASIS Teen Summit

PATERSON, NJ – Inspiring teenagers to get out of bed early on a Saturday morning is no easy task, but for 70 Paterson female students, the 4th Annual Teen Empowerment and Enrichment Network (TEEN) Summit at Oasis - A Haven for Women and Children, proved worthy of setting the alarm.

The TEEN Summit, held on October 19, opened with Keynote Speaker Secretary of State Tahesha Way’s ...

First Lady Farhanna Balgahoom Sayegh to Keynote Parents Conference

PATERSON, NJ- The Paterson Public Schools Office of Family and Community Engagement will host the 2018 Parents Conference on Saturday, November 3, at Passaic County College. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 1:00 p.m.

First Lady Farhanna Balgahoom Sayegh, who has taken a lead role in efforts to increase literacy among local students, will serve as the keynote ...

Paterson Fire Department to Host Free Exam Preparation Classes

PATERSON, NJ- Saying that any effort to diversify the Paterson Fire Department that ended at simply getting registrants to sign up for the upcoming firefighter’s exam would have been “transparently fake,” Fire Chief Brian McDermott announced a series of test preparation classes will be held at Paterson Fire Headquarters between October 24 and November 15.

The classes, ...


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