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Fewer African-American students enrolled at Paterson’s Gifted and Talented Academy, says teacher

Fewer African-American students enrolled at Paterson’s Gifted and Talented Academy, says teacher

22.6-percent of city students are African-American; however, only 14.1-percent students enrolled at the Paterson Academy for the Gifted and Talented are black, according to demographic data obtained from the Paterson Public Schools.

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Paterson’s symbolic measure to return school elections to April fails in council

The measure championed by a group of elected officials to urge the state to return the Board of Education elections back to April from the political month of November failed in a dead heat vote at the City Council on Tuesday night.

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Paterson has more reported incidents of violence, vandalism, weapons, substances, bullying than any other school district in New Jersey

With 430 reported incidents of violence, vandalism, weapons, substance abuse, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in school year 2015-16, the city’s schools continued to hold the dubious distinction of having more incidents than any other school district in the state, according to a New Jersey Department of Education report made public on Monday afternoon.

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