Education

August 13, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Bringing clean and filtered water to Paterson’s downtown, creating a light rail system that can move people around the city and beyond, and installing solar energy powered charging stations at bus stops were a few of the ideas proposed at a recent gathering at the Paterson Art ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The Paterson Board of Education has announced that it will conduct interviews to fill the seat left vacated by former Commissioner Flavio Rivera’s recent election to the Paterson City Council.  Rivera was one of three people elected to the city council on May 8 and subsequently ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Earlier this month TAPinto Paterson visited the new police substation in the 6th Ward, meeting students and members of the Paterson Police Department's Community Policing Division participating in the Paterson Anti-Violence Policing Program. Among the nearly 200 Paterson students ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Students at International High School received some exciting news recently when they learned that all seven who had taken the AP Spanish exam had passed. Though an impressive feat in its own right, this result was made more extraordinary by the fact that IHS doesn’t even have an AP ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Furthering their efforts to reduce the number of chronically absent students in public schools across the city, Paterson Superintendent Eileen Shafer has announced the creation of 17 part time positions to help ensure regular attendance. Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing 10 ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Students in second through eighth grades at Public School 10 had an opportunity to catch a glimpse of their future recently, coming face to face with a number professionals, from educators to engineers, medical professionals to public safety workers. The event, held on Thursday, ...

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PATERSON, NJ- When the red ribbon was officially cut to open the new 6th Ward Paterson Police substation on Friday, June 29, speaker after speaker vowed that the new location would more than a place for police officers to take a respite from their patrols. The space, which includes a large room ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The wisdom and life advice came from the likes of Mayor-Elect Andre Sayegh and Paterson Superintendent Eileen Shafer. Board of Education President Oisin Castillo urged them to not just “aspire to make a living but rather to make a difference,” while principal Jaylin E. Lyden ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Since 2006 the Paterson Youth Council (PYC) has claimed the mantle as the “premier voice for emerging leaders ages 15 to 18 who live and/or go to school in Paterson.” Facilitated by the New Jersey Development Corporation (NJCDC), the members are highly visible throughout the city ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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PATERSON, NJ- On May 14, 37 high school students from NJCDC programs traveled to Washington, D.C. for an unforgettable two-day trip. The teens primarily represented NJCDC's Paterson Youth Council (PYC), a citywide youth-led and youth-driven civic program that serves as the premier voice for ...

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TOTOWA, NJ- With schoolchildren, senior citizens, and law enforcement all in one room any politician would have been thrilled to take part in Thursday’s cross generational event in Totowa that featured a reading of children’s book “Roscoe the K-9 Cop,” authored by Kristen Sondej, and several ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The auditorium at JFK High School doubled for an orchestra hall on Saturday as more than 200 musicians from across the city showed off their skills in front of proud parents, siblings, and other family members. With students from the Community Charter School of Paterson, School ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Saying that watching the series may cause young people and teenagers to perceive that “suicide is a viable and/or romanticized option to coping with difficult circumstances,” Paterson Schools Superintendent Eileen Shafer sent a letter to parents on May 15 to make them aware of the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Intashan Chowdhury's shares a family story of immigration, assimilation, and educational success, one that is repeated time and again throughout Paterson's diverse neighborhoods. A lifelong resident of Paterson's 2nd Ward, Chowdhury told TAPinto Paterson of how his family, led by ...

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PATERSON, NJ- For the 128 college-bound seniors from high schools across Paterson that were recognized prior to Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting the scholarships they received are an important financial boost to their ability to attend a four-year university. For Superintendent Eileen Shafer, ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Being valedictorian of his graduating class has been a twice-in-a-lifetime experience for Alex Medina Sosa. Recently, the Paterson resident learned he has been named a valedictorian of PCCC’s Class of 2018.  Six years ago, Alex was valedictorian at his high school graduation in ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Superintendent Eileen Shafer and various Paterson Public Schools staff members will host a series of “Transition to Local Control” community forums in the coming weeks. According to a flyer promoting the forums, participation is needed to provide input on the Administration’s ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Two teachers at Paterson’s Arts & Sciences Charter School were among ten of their colleagues recognized on Thursday at the 2nd Annual iLearn Schools award recognition dinner held at The Venetian in Garfield. Donna Farrell, an elementary school art teacher, and Gokce Kan, an ELA ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Strengthening their community through collective action was a recurring theme in Paterson’s 5th Ward on Friday as students, teachers, elected officials, the Department of Public Works, and others came together for two separate events with the potential to make a lasting impact on the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- It was a special night of entertainment and self-enlightenment, all geared to inspire those in attendance, when the interns for the New City Kids after school program in Paterson performed a special production called “Legacy” to a capacity crowd on Sunday, April 29.  The show focused ...

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PATERSON, NJ- There wasn’t a bad seat in the house for the early evening showing of Despicable Me 3 on Friday. Hosted by the School 25 PTO, the children’s cartoon wasn’t shown on a movie screen in an over air-conditioned theater where children begged for overpriced popcorn and candy, instead it ...

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