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June 28, 2022

PATERSON, NJ -  John F. Kennedy High School was the last to hold their commencement ceremony on Tuesday. John F. Kennedy’s class was one of the largest classes of the day with over 100 seniors graduating. Valedictorians for John F. Kennedy were Pireo Olazabal Quispe, Lorenys Garcia Figueroa, ...

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PATERSON, NJ – International High School and Garrett Morgan Academy graduating seniors received their diplomas on Tuesday as the Paterson Public Schools District held their 2022 commencement ceremonies. “With your high school diploma, doors are open for you to find your next pathway,” ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Paterson Public Schools hosted their second graduation ceremony on Tuesday with students from HARP Academy, Rosa Parks School of Fine and Performing Arts, STARS Academy – TIES Program and PANTHER Academy seniors receiving their diplomas.  At the ceremony, Mayor Andre Sayegh ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Graduating seniors around Paterson are celebrating as Paterson Public Schools were set to host seven graduation ceremonies on Tuesday Eastside High School seniors were the first to receive their diplomas. “To all the candidates for graduation today, I am sure your mind is ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson Public Schools officials have announced the appointment of Krystal Tanner as executive director of the district’s Food Services Department. Tanner comes to the district with 28 years of experience in food services, 22 of which were in public school districts, a statement ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Lizandaa Alburg, a 21-year veteran teacher who has led a series of district students to compete in the National History Day (NHD)’s state and national competitions, received the NHD Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year award on Saturday. Alburg received the honor at a special ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Fourteen students from P-TECH at PANTHER Academy have earned paid internships at IBM to advance their career training.  The students are part of the P–TECH program that enables students to earn both their high school diploma and a two–year associate degree linked to growing, ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Oasis – a Haven for Women and Children held their 2022 End of Year Empowerment Celebration on Tuesday celebrating those that achieved a GED, passed their Citizenship test or are moving up in their studies.  Oasis changes lives by providing multiple educational opportunities to ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson Board of Educaiton has approved a partnership between the district and Passaic County Community College (PCCC) to establish a High Tech Classroom at three high schools that will allow eligible students to earn college credit while they are still in high school.   The ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ – On Tuesday, John P. Holland Charter School (JPHCS) officially opened its indoor hydroponic garden. 2021-2022 marked the pilot year of the garden, curated and designed for the space by the team at New York Sun Works, and has been an extraordinary success, officials ...

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NEWARK, NJ - “Across the country, about 20% of teachers are people of color, and Black men make up a mere 2% of all U.S. teachers,” said Sharon Harden, Pillar College Program Chair of Elementary Education. “In Newark, that percentage is slightly higher, around 8%”. That is still too low, and that ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A knock came at the door of the one-family home in Paterson’s Hillcrest neighborhood.  A large moving van, with a caricature of a baby grand piano portrayed on both sides, stood idling outside. Upon entrance, a trio of men navigated through various and sundry household items of an ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Mitch Morrison once again brought a free Student Career Day Program to students at Public School #26. “It was a phenomenal day,” Morrison said. The program “Student Success Program,” brings professionals from a variety of fields to discuss what they do and how they got to do it, ...

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TINTON FALLS, NJ - Students at College Achieve Public Charter School (CAPS) network – comprising nine charter schools in New Jersey in three regions: Paterson, Plainfield and North Plainfield, and Asbury Park and Neptune – demonstrated academic growth during the pandemic, according to the New ...

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PATERSON, NJ - District officials are in the process of installing washers and dryers at eight schools as part of their efforts to keep students in school with the help of clean clothes.   The appliances have already been installed at five schools. The Alonzo “Tambua” Moody Academy, S.T.A.R.S.

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PATERSON, NJ – Select Paterson afterschool programs celebrated a milestone in the city’s history Wednesday: the completion of the first Paterson Reads Book Club, featuring the reading, rhyming, rapping and word play of the middle grade novel Darius Daniels: Game On! The collaborators consider the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - High school students at the Al “Tambua” Moody Academy in Paterson can now use their new school garden, Kimaada Garden, to learn about food, nature, and the environment, thanks to City Green’s “School Grounds” Program.  City Green, a nonprofit urban farming and gardening ...

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PATERSON, NJ – HARP Academy students were joined by Paterson Public Schools and City of Paterson officials, as well as Ivernis Santiago, mother of slain HARP Academy student Robert Cuadra, in a Gun Violence Awareness Walk in their classmate's honor on Monday. Cuadra was a HARP Academy senior who ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Just before Memorial Day weekend, the Paterson Public School No. 20 community united for Beautification Day to beautify the school building’s surrounding areas in an effort spearheaded by ESL Teacher Ilmadeliz Monto. “Everyone at School 20 whole-heartedly believes Earth Day is ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The Paterson City Council approved a resolution honoring School No. 2 Principal Felisa Villarin Van Liew for her years of service to education in the City of Paterson. Van Liew was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL and attended college at Hampton Institute in Virginia for an ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Mayor Andre Sayegh joined Paterson Public Schools Superintendent Eileen Shafer and other city and state officials to present Felisa Van Liew, Principal of Public School No. 2, with Paterson's Key to the City on Tuesday, the highest honor bestowed to individuals for their dedication ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The Paterson City Council will honor School No. 2 principal Felisa Villarin Van Liew for her years of service to education in the City of Paterson at their regular meeting on Tuesday. The resolution is sponsored by Councilwoman-at-Large Dr. Lilisa Mimms and co-sponsored by Fourth ...

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Pillar College is the only college in Newark, NJ that offers a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a field that is expected to grow according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Studies show that children, especially those in urban areas, benefit from having a Black teacher and Pillar ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Paterson's Nona Fulmore Harris and Fhameda Sultan are two of only 95 New Jersey high school and college students set to graduate on May 21 from the prestigious Governor’s STEM Scholars, a program of the Research & Development Council of New Jersey. Nona and Fhameda completed ...

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PATERSON, NJ - If someone asks whether there is a doctor in the house in eight years Edwin Luna will be able to raise his hand.   Luna, a senior at International High School, has been named as one of just four students statewide to have been recommended for the Montclair University BS/MD Program ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Board of Education voted to discontinue the mask mandate in schools and district buildings at their workshop meeting on Wednesday. The Board voted in favor of wearing masks optionally starting Thursday, May 12. “The Board of Education has come to their decision after long and ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Pillar College community celebrated Dr. Rupert A. Hayles, Jr. inauguration as the institution’s new President, replacing the previous President and now current Chancellor of Pillar College, Dr. David E. Schroeder on Apr. 28. Chancellor Schroeder in his speech quipped “I am ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Ms. Carmen Coldiron’s second grade class at Dr. Hani Awadallah School is one of 20 winners of the Imagine Learning Hero Contest, a math challenge that took place throughout the month of April and included classes in Pre-K to second grade, Paterson Public Schools officials have ...

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PATERSON, NJ – In celebration of Labor History Month, the American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark will donate 300 copies of The 1913 Paterson Silk Strike: The Children’s Story to Paterson Public Schools and the Paterson Library, officials announced on Friday. The book for young ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Superintendent of Schools Eileen Shafer visited Public School No. 21 on Monday to congratulate students on collecting $1,100 for UNICEF’s efforts to aid children affected by the crisis in Ukraine. The school started the collection two weeks ago, with students asked to bring one ...

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