Education

May 7, 2021

PATERSON, NJ — Registration is now open for the district’s Summer Enrichment Programs for students in kindergarten through the eighth grade, Superintendent of Schools Eileen F. Shafer today announced Friday. “Whether a student is in need of academic remediation or wants to build on their ...

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PATERSON, NJ - John McEntee, President of the Paterson Education Association, the union that represents more than 3,000 education professionals inside Paterson's public schools, said the union was blindsided by the Paterson Board of Education’s decision to send teachers back to classrooms on June ...

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PATERSON, NJ  – With “layers of protection” in place, Paterson Public Schools teachers, and at least some students, will be returning to the classroom this academic year. According to a resolution proposed by Superintendent of Schools Eileen F. Shafer, and approved Wednesday by the Paterson ...

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PATERSON, NJ  – Superintendent of Schools Eileen F. Shafer released a statement Monday in recognition of the one-year anniversary of the death of Eastside High School Principal of Operations Dr. Gerald E. Glisson. “Today marks one full year since we lost our dear friend and dedicated colleague ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Community Charter School of Paterson (CCSP) presented their Law Day 2021 poetry night event Thursday with more than 100 students, educators and community leaders participating.  In opening remarks CCSP CEO Curtis Palmore offered his gratitude to those attending the celebration ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Pillar College has ranked in the top 50 for Best Colleges in New Jersey when compared to 150 institutions of higher learning by Intelligent.com. The ranking highlighted Pillar College, Best for their LEAD (Life-Enhancing Accelerated Degree) program, with an overall rank of #31. The ...

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PATERSON, NJ - In celebration of the United Nations English Language Day, Paterson’s UCEDA Institute granted three scholarships to city residents to assist them in mastering English as a second language. As a result, organizers said, recipients will be better empowered to gain employment and a ...

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PATERSON, NJ  – They have their meetings virtually. They communicate primarily through text messages. And that has been all members of a Paterson high school Spanish Club have needed to have a positive impact on the world during the pandemic.   In March, two district elementary schools received ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A partnership between Paterson Public Schools and Princeton-based nonprofit Learning Ally will give local students additional access to a wide variety of books online. The effort, which comes on the heels of the District closing the “digital divide” and providing internet-ready ...

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PATERSON, NJ - iLearn Schools will hold a virtual job fair as it prepares to hire educators for the 2021-2022 school year. The April 29th event will welcome future teacher candidates and make appointments to interview with administrators. “We encourage teachers to become part of the iLearn ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Although the digital divide has created inequitable resources for some students, charter schools in the greater Paterson area have implemented training, technology and communication programs to address student needs during virtual learning. The COVID-19 pandemic and associated ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Another Paterson high school student is heading to the Ivy League, Superintendent Eileen Shafer announced Wednesday. Iffat Aniqa, a senior in the School of Education and Training (SET) at the John F. Kennedy Educational Complex, has been accepted at Yale University and will begin ...

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PATERSON, NJ -  While technical glitches, limited instructional resources, and extensive screen time have posed issues for virtual learning, local students largely found ways to adjust to their unconventional school environments, according to a number who spoke with TAPinto Paterson. The ...

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PATERSON, NJ  – Paterson’s public school students will continue remote learning “until further notice,” Superintendent Eileen Shafer announced following a vote by the Paterson Board of Education.  “We owe it to our students, families and staff to not lose focus on the pandemic conditions. At ...

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PATERSON, NJ – With a number of layers of protection being put in place throughout the district, Paterson Public Schools students can expect to be back in classrooms, at least under a hybrid plan, by May 3. “The safety of our students and staff is always our top priority, and the district’s ...

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PATERSON, NJ - In a ceremony that included the recitation of original poems by Paterson Poet Laureate Talena Lachelle Queen and Jordan Henry, and musical performances by Rosa L. Parks School of Fine & Performing Arts Principal Jayln Lyde, Rosa Parks graduate Kashima Washington, and Henry Rhodes ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  – Rutgers University will require the COVID-19 vaccine for students who are enrolled for the 2021 fall semester. Assurances from the federal government that vaccines will be available for all Americans by the end of May and assessments by public health experts prompted ...

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PATERSON, NJ - While COVID-19 may have thrown a curve ball to the entire system 12 months ago, educators, forced to change their stance, refused to back down and continued to swing for the fences when it came to providing learning opportunities for their students. This was especially true at ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Extended state-sponsored childcare programs have greatly impacted 4Cs of Passaic County, a childcare financial assistance agency, allowing them to support more families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. 4Cs is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, child-care resource and referral organization ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A continuing partnership between the Community Charter School of Paterson (CCSP) and the Hackensack Meridian Hospital School of Medicine, will allow many of CCSP's educators to get  vaccinated at the Bergen County Vaccination Mega Site at the Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Superintendent Eileen Shafer joined with St. Joseph’s Health Chief Administrative Officer Lisa Brady and Kenneth Morris Jr., Vice President for External Affairs, to announce a new collaboration between Paterson Public Schools and the health care giant to vaccinate district teachers ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Community Charter School of Paterson's (CCSP) parking lots were filled with teacher’s cars and eager parents that were ready for a new start Monday as, after shifting to fully virtual learning for all students several months ago, their two campuses reopened its doors for ...

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PATERSON, NJ — Governor Phil Muprhy's announcement that he will make COVID-19 vaccines available to teachers is "the pivotal step in putting Paterson Public Schools on the road to safely reopening our school buildings," Superintendent Eileen Shafer told TAPinto Paterson following the Monday ...

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PATERSON, NJ – District families that live more than one mile from a meal distribution site may soon be able to avail of home delivery of student meals thanks to a partnership between Paterson Public Schools and the United Way of Passaic County. Superintendent Eileen Shafer and Yvonne Zuidema, ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Brian Bridges announced that $29.5 million in federal funding will be available to New Jersey’s institutions of higher education amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to support the goals of the State Plan for Higher ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Corey Fleming, member of Phi Beta Sigma, Inc. fraternity, is one of very few Black male library directors in the country. In his historically relevant position as director of Paterson's five branch Public Library system, he has ensured that Patersonians have access to a wide variety ...

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HAMILTON, NJ - While New Jersey's public charter schools "have found remarkable ways to meet the needs of our students and families during this public health crisis," New Jersey Public Charter Schools Association President and CEO Harry Lee said Friday, they continue to need State guidance and ...

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PATERSON, NJ - In a plan that Paterson Public Schools Superintendent Eileen Shafer said “looks to best position students and staff for future success after the pandemic has ended,” New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) Acting Commissioner Dr. Angelica ...

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PATERSON – Superintendent of Schools Eileen Shafer and Assistant Superintendent Joanna Tsimpedes welcomed representatives from the Mahwah-based software company Radware to the district’s Central Office building this week who delivered the company’s donation of mathematics textbooks for grades ...

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PATERSON, NJ  – Paterson’s public schools will continue remote learning until at least Monday, May 3, Board of Education Commissioners said in a vote Wednesday. The decision comes on an assessment that “it simply is not safe for all students and staff to return to district school buildings,” ...

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