Education

May 29, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy used part of his daily press briefing Friday to “give a huge shout out” to administrators, educators, staff, and volunteers for the Paterson Public Schools for their efforts to “help provide for the greater needs of their students and families,” since ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The union that represents the more than 3,000 education professionals within Paterson’s public schools has announced the awarding of scholarships to two students through the The Paterson Education Association (P.E.A.) Philanthropic Fund. Given annually to students that exhibit ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Soon to be Passaic County Community College (PCCC) graduate Marie Febrillet has been named a recipient of the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, PCCC President Dr. Steven Rose announced. Graduating with a 3.8 GPA and an associate’s degree in Liberal ...

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PATERSON, NJ – College Achieve Paterson is expanding and becoming a K-9 school for the 2020-21 school year. This September, the public charter school will launch its ninth-grade academy bringing their overall enrollment to about 1000 students.  Dr. Gemar Mills, the school’s Co-Founder and Chief ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson Public Schools’ graduation seniors will have the opportunity to participate in two graduation ceremonies under a plan that will be put forward to the Board of Education Eileen Shafer said Thursday. The announcement came during a press conference called by Mayor Andre ...

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PATERSON, NJ – International High School senior Abbey-Gale Brooks, a student in the School’s prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Program has been accepted at the University of Pittsburgh, Paterson Public Schools officials have announced. Brooks, who was named to the first all-Passaic ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Paterson Public Schools officials are seeking input into the naming of the new middle school currently under construction on Union Avenue and the Peace Center that opened last fall at Eastside High School. “Public school facilities belong to the public, and it is only right that ...

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PATERSON, NJ  – A Paterson Public Schools Seventh-grader has been selected as one of just 35 students across New Jersey to be accepted into NJ SEEDS’ Scholars Program. Anel Cabrera Moya, a student at Public School 21, will begin the program that prepares motivated, high-achieving, low-income ...

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PATERSON, NJ - More than 200 teaching staff in Paterson’s public schools are off the chopping block, according to Superintendent Eileen Shafer, after an influx of $12.1 million in COVID-19 funding inserted into the 2021-2022 academic year budget appears to have saved their positions. The ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy used part of his press briefing Tuesday to honor Dr. Gerald Glisson. Dr. Glisson, Eastside High School’s Principal of Operations, died Sunday of COVID-19. He was 46. Referring to Glisson as “a giant,” Murphy would reflect that through his career, including as a ...

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PATERSON, NJ  – Recognizing Dr. Gerald Glisson as “a dedicated and caring educator who touched the lives of so many people during his 20 years working in Paterson Public Schools,” Superintendent Eileen Shafer announced that a Virtual Grief Counseling center will be launched Tuesday to help anyone ...

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PATERSON, NJ - On Monday Governor Phil Murphy announced that New Jersey’s school would remain closed for the rest of the academic year. Not only was the announcement one that many expected, it was also one, according to Superintendent Eileen Shafer told TAPinto Paterson, Paterson Public Schools ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson community is mourning the loss of popular educator Gerald Glisson. Glisson had been serving as the Principal of Operations at Eastside High School, a role he took over in July 2017. Saying that “words cannot describe the magnitude of this loss,” Superintendent Eileen ...

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PATERSON, NJ  – Just after releasing a schedule of online meetings with Paterson public high school seniors, Superintendent of Schools Eileen F. Shafer announced a similar initiative to communicate directly with district parents and guardians.  According to a statement these meetings, scheduled ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The Class of 2020 is having a senior year like no other. At high schools, the last few months of the school year are typically filled with many milestones, such as prom and senior trips, that culminate in the final rite of passage in June – graduation. But, due to the COVID-19 ...

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PATERSON, NJ  – Superintendent of Schools Eileen F. Shafer will be meeting with the district’s high school seniors the week of May 12, she announced Sunday. Though, keeping with social distancing guidelines, those meetings will take place virtually. Shafer will hold a similar series of online ...

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RUTHERFORD, NJ - Felician University officials have announced that they are freezing tuition rates for the 2020-2021 academic year. The move, which will apply to all new and currency students, comes in response to the hardships everyone is facing as a result of the COVID-19 public health ...

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PATERSON, NJ  – An online campaign to raise funds for the purchase of online devices and internet access for Paterson Public Schools students to continue learning while schools are closed has been launched. Since Friday nearly 50 donations have been made by private individuals in amounts ranging ...

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PATERSON, NJ  –  As local students continue to adjust to remote learning and uncertainty regarding when classes will begin again, one senior in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program at International High School (IHS), has something even bigger to focus on. Recently, according to a ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Paterson Public Schools officials have reminded parents and guardians that the revised locations for student meal and home instruction packet distribution goes into effect Monday. Students in the city's public high schools will receive their Chromebooks for home study. Last week ...

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PATERSON, NJ - With no end in sight to COVID-19 school closure, Paterson Public Schools officials have announced that plans are underway to distribute Chromebook laptop computers to all high school students. The devices, according to a statement, will greatly enhance students’ learning experiences ...

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PATERSON, NJ  – Michael Masefield’s second-graders at the Norman S. Weir School haven’t been in class for three weeks, but that hasn’t stopped them from working together to support health care workers, first responders and everyone else working on the front lines of the battle against ...

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WAYNE, NJ - When William Paterson University’s College of Education was informed that their partner schools in Paterson were closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, University professors came up with a creative way to teach children art at home via the blog: learningartathome.blogspot.com. In a ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Even during a crisis, school must go on. With districts across New Jersey shut down indefinitely as the state attempts to curb the spread of COVID-19, schools have spent the past few weeks shifting students to a remote learning environment.  At College Achieve Paterson, ...

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PATERSON – A new roster of the district’s student meal distribution sites, include two new sites and one site merging with an existing site, will go into effect on Monday, April 6th.  In the Third Ward, student meal distribution at Public School No. 20 will be moved the Dr. Martin Luther King, ...

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PATERSON, NJ – While district officials were busy distributing student home instruction packets both online and at 23 locations this week, a group of Public School No. 18 educators were busy putting together a video to help make sure their students can get a little bit of what isn’t in the packets ...

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PATERSON, NJ – While schools may be closed, efforts to educate Paterson Public School students continue. On Sunday, Superintendent Eileen Shafer delivered a message to parents and guardians that new student home instruction packets are now available for download on the district website. “Simply ...

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PATERSON, NJ – In continued efforts to ease the transition from school to home-based learning, and to make sure Paterson Public School’s students stay well-fed during the COVID-19, coronavirus related closures, a new roster of sites will be used for meal pick-ups starting on Monday, March ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Five students from the School of Business, Technology, Marketing and Finance (BTMF) at the John F. Kennedy Educational Complex who would have been heading to the International Career Development Conference (ICDC), a national event sponsored by DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of ...

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PATERSON, NJ – With Paterson Public Schools closures extended past April 1, District officials have announced that student at home instruction packets will be distributed at 22 sites throughout Paterson on Monday, March 30, Tuesday, March 31, and Wednesday, April 1. Packets, which will be handed ...

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