Education

September 12, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- 48 Pre-K students at Public School Number 1 will be relocated following the discovery of black mold in three of the four trailers that house their classrooms. According to a statement released by Paterson Public Schools, workers found the mold on Wednesday as they were working on ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Well before the bell rang for their first day of school on Thursday 4th graders Mohamad and Ali were outside the Young Men's Leadership Academy and ready for classes to begin. With a mix of nervousness and excitement both said they felt “good” about the new school year. Besides making ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Saying that it reflected a “tremendous opportunity to bring Paterson schools back to the care of Paterson families,” Superintendent Eileen Shafer presented the Paterson Public Board of Education the two-year transition plan which lays out the terms and conditions for the return of the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Nearly 30,000 students of Paterson’s public school are set to return to the classroom on Thursday, and, according to Superintendent Eileen Shafer, will be afforded more opportunities for learning than in the past 27 years. Citing improvements in standardized test scores, decreases ...

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UPDATE 4:46 p.m.: Superintendent Eileen Shafer has announced that Norman S. Weir School will be closed on Thursday due to a water main break. "The district is working with all local authorities to remedy the situation, information about when the day will be made up will be released as soon as ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Passaic County Community College (PCCC) has been named as the recipient of a $299,895 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). The grant will be implemented to build out campus programs geared towards reducing sexual assault and dating and ...

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PATERSON, NJ – A program led by Passaic County Community College (PCCC) that will accelerate the education of students historically underrepresented in the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) received a nearly $1.5 million boost thanks to the National ...

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PATERSON – “There’s still a lot of work to do,” declared State Schools Superintendent Eileen F. Shafer at her Superintendent’s Institute for district administrators at Passaic County Community College this week. However, she said, when it comes to attendance, standardized test scores, and the ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Paterson Public School students will receive lessons “about where food comes from, how to choose foods in way to minimize waste, and maximize the nutritional benefit while focusing on disposing foods in an environmentally conscious way,” according to Superintendent Eileen ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The eight sitting members of the Paterson Board of Education interviewed five candidates on Monday to fill the ninth seat at their table through the rest of 2017. The vacancy of the Board came as a result of former commissioner Flavio Rivera’s May 8 election to the Paterson City ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Earlier this year Mikayla Cater, a junior at Garrett Morgan Academy and a member of the Paterson Youth Council, had a chance to visit Harvard, Yale, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The experience, she said, showed her and her 40 travel mates from all across Paterson  that ...

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PATERSON, NJ- More than 2000 Paterson children danced, jumped, climbed, and bounced in Eastside Park on Thursday as the city’s youth summer day camp participants enjoyed a “Fun Day in the Sun.” Under the watchful eye of city Recreation Director Benjie Wimberly, the children who have attended ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ— Some county college students around the state could attend classes in 2019 for free thanks to a pilot program launched by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration Monday. The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the governor’s initiative to provide two ...

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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- 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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Essex County Schools of Technology opened its newest campus Monday on the grounds of the former United Hospital Center in Newark's West Ward. Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo was joined by a host of local, state and federal officials to dedicate the Essex County Donald M. Payne, Sr.

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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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