Education

December 11, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- When TAPinto Paterson met 4th grade student Ali Beydoun in September he, along with his brother Mohamad, was both “nervous and excited” for his first day of school at the Young Men’s Leadership Academy. Less than halfway through the academic year, the young man was among dozens of ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Efforts to reduce the backlog of speech therapy services for local public school students remains a top priority, according to Paterson Public Schools officials.   In a statement following Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting Superintendent Eileen Shafer said that while over ...

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PATERSON, NJ – In what they called "an effort to simplify some of the details of the new employee health benefits plan," recently enacted for Paterson Public Schools (PPS) employees, school administrators released a Health Benefits “Answer Sheet” on the PPS mobile app and website on Monday. The ...

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PATERSON, NJ – “STEM on steroids” as Mayor Andre Sayegh called it, is coming to Paterson’s PANTHER Academy. Announced by Governor Phil Murphy on Tuesday, the program, more formally known as P-TECH, was co-developed by IBM and brings together public high schools, community colleges, and ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson residents seeking to continue their education will have an opportunity to attend Passaic County Community College for free in the 2019 spring semester according to local and school officials. Calling it a “big deal,” PCCC President Dr. Steven Rose said at a Tuesday press ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) announced the return of the “Troops to Teachers” program to support the transition of veterans and members of the Armed Forces to careers in teaching. Over the next five years, the NJDOE will receive nearly $1 million to support and ...

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PATERSON, NJ – 20 colleges and universities including Rutgers University, NJIT, Montclair State University and William Paterson University will be in Paterson on Saturday as part of a college fair hosted by the Paterson Youth Council (PYC), which is facilitated by New Jersey Community Development ...

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PATERSON, NJ- With multiple demands on their time, and the over-abundance of readily available distractions right at their fingertips, it’s easy for parents to lose focus of what’s really most important, being present for our children. That was the message delivered by Paterson First Lady ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Eastside and JFK High Schools as well as Senator Frank R Lautenberg School 6, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Educational Complex School 30, and Paterson Schools 20 and 24 will operate under “shelter in place mode on Thursday. According to a telephone recording from Paterson Public ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Fifteen schools and some neighboring preschool centers are operating under a shelter in place mode after Paterson Public Schools officials were alerted this morning to threats against Eastside High School and the John F. Kennedy Educational Complex.  Superintendent Eileen F.

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PATERSON, NJ- Continuing to celebrate its recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School, Superintendent Eileen Shafer welcomed award winning author Joe Brown to Public School 28 on Tuesday. Held in the school’s library, the event was an opportunity for more than 50 fourth and fifth graders to ...

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PATERSON, NJ- They may have come for the music, dance, and fashion, but the more than 500 Paterson youth that attended the 20th annual Teen Summit on Saturday left with something far more valuable than the selfies and social media posts with well known performers such as Hood Celebrity, DJ Lil Man, ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Inspiring teenagers to get out of bed early on a Saturday morning is no easy task, but for 70 Paterson female students, the 4th Annual Teen Empowerment and Enrichment Network (TEEN) Summit at Oasis - A Haven for Women and Children, proved worthy of setting the alarm. The TEEN ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The Paterson Public Schools Office of Family and Community Engagement will host the 2018 Parents Conference on Saturday, November 3, at Passaic County College. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 1:00 p.m. First Lady Farhanna Balgahoom Sayegh, who has taken a lead ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Saying that any effort to diversify the Paterson Fire Department that ended at simply getting registrants to sign up for the upcoming firefighter’s exam would have been “transparently fake,” Fire Chief Brian McDermott announced a series of test preparation classes will be held at ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Lourdes Baldera said her year of classroom education and practical hands-on work as a member of New Jersey Community Development Center’s (NJCDC) YouthBuild program has been a great learning experience.   Following a national model, NJCDC’s Paterson Great Falls YouthBuild is a ...

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PATERSON, NJ-  City and school officials gathered at the New Roberto Clemente School on Wednesday to announce the launch of two new initiatives aimed at keeping young people off drugs and inspiring them to consider careers in police work. The Law Enforcement Against Drugs (LEAD) program is a ...

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Federal education officials have recognized the hard work of local students, educators, and parents by awarding Paterson School 28 with the coveted Blue Ribbon School distinction. According to a statement by Superintendent Eileen Shafer the school was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education ...

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PATERSON, NJ- City and school official were joined by several local organizations and education activists on Monday to announce an overhaul to the Paterson Reads program. The goal, speakers said, is get every Paterson child to read on grade level by the end of the 3rd grade. Established in ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Students in two additional Paterson schools will soon be able to avail of services well beyond classroom learning thanks to nearly $500,000 in from the U.S. Department of Education for this academic year. According to Superintendent Eileen Shafer, the grant, expected to be for ...

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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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