District Test Scores on the Decline

Results from state-mandated testing for the 2012-2013 school year were presented to the Board of Education on Wednesday, and the results show children in the Asbury Park School District are performing below average across the board.

BOE votes on contract for superintendent candidate

At a special meeting held Monday, members of the Asbury Park Board of Education passed a resolution to have a draft employment contract sent to the executive county superintendent for district superintendent candidate Gregory Allen, according to a spokesperson for the district. Allen’s appointment is still under review by the state.

Asbury Park BOE Selects New Super

Members of the Asbury Park Board of Education selected a new superintendent of schools and filled a vacancy left by a board member who resigned at a special meeting held Wednesday.

Common Core: Raising the Bar for education in NJ?

Kindergartners will wrestle with measurements. Second-graders will dive into year-long research projects. High school freshmen will read classics like "Siddhartha" and "Lord of the Flies" years earlier than students now.

Christie cuts ribbon at new school gym

Kyrie Moore Jr. got to flex his muscles on a brand new chest-press Monday. The 14-year-old Asbury Park student, who was looking to build the upper-body strength he says he needs on the football field, was among city students giving the equipment a workout at Asbury Park Middle School's new, state-of-the-art fitness center.

Middle school unveils state-of-the-art fitness center

Asbury Park Middle School students now have a new, modern fitness facility at their disposal. Governor Christopher Christie [shown above, center] and Jake Steinfeld[at left], Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness and founder of Body by Jake, were on hand at the middle school Monday to cut the ribbon on the brand new facility and offer a packed auditorium of students words of encouragement.

Christie Encourages Kids to Get Healthy

Governor Christie, who has been open about his weight struggles, told a roomful of students that he feels better when he exercises and doing so could help improve their school work too.

Board votes to readvertise for superintendent's position

The Asbury Park Board of Education has reopened its search for a new district superintendent. Causing the board to reopen the search is the addition of two new board members — Kenneth Saunders, Jr. and Felicia Simmons — who were appointed to fill two vacancies last month. In order for the two members to take part in the selection of a new superintendent, the process must start over from scratch, said Board Attorney Kim Belin.