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.
Almost three dozen Syrian refugee students are being provided individual and group counseling at School 9 to lessen the trauma of their firsthand experience of the horrific Syrian Civil War.
After the pay-to-play scandal involving a consulting contract, the city’s school district is checking political contributions before the Board of Education votes on contracts, according to school board president Christopher Irving.
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.
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.
The city council plans to urge the commissioner of education to return the school board elections back to April, according to a resolution before the governing body. The resolution states the Board of Education supports the move, but school board president says the board is fully against it.
Rashad Abdullah does not have internet access at home. He rises early to get himself to Rosa Parks High School every morning to complete his homework assignments from the previous day that require internet access.