PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP)Gov. Chris Christie travels to Paterson on Wednesday to announce a new partnership with education advocate Geoffrey Canada.

Canada is the education reformer who founded Harlem Children’s Zone, a community-based nonprofit that strives to improve the quality of life for children and families. The HCZ Project includes in-school, after-school, social-service, health and community-building programs.

Christie is pushing education reforms in New Jersey that include abolishing of lifetime teacher tenure and establishment of merit-based pay.

The governor and Canada will outline a partnership for Paterson and discuss expanding the administration’s work with HCZ in other New Jersey communities.

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