Everybody knows the old definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome every time. Well, not exactly everybody. At least five members of the Asbury Park Board of Education apparently do not get it.
Sitting at the end of the dais, stoic and with arms crossed, state monitor Carole Morris remained silent to much of the turmoil swirling around her.
The man seeking to turn around the city's public school district grew up in poverty, yet became the first in his family to attend college. Gregory Allen, the Board of Education's choice to head the schools on an interim basis, said he was raised in a rural, poverty-ridden section of Englishtown marked by dirt roads, farms and forest.
Asbury Park's school system is broken.
But it can be fixed.
Success stories from across the state and the nation abound.
The Asbury Park school board cannot continue to act like Congress, constantly at loggerheads and accomplishing nothing. Asbury’s children deserve better than that. We’ve had our fill of a school board that will not stop bickering and pontificating long enough to do its job: bettering the lives of public school children.
The Asbury Park Board of Education voted to appoint Gregory Allen to the top position in the district, this time in an interim role. Board member Christian Hall made a motion to appoint Allen as the district’s interim superintendent, board member Felicia Simmons seconded the motion. The vote passed 5-2.
Interim schools superintendent Robert Mahon had enough. First, there was the failed superintendent search. The nine-member school board spent the past year in arguments, litigation and division over the selection of a schools chief.
The city's Board of Education has voted to appoint Gregory Allen for its interim superintendent, nearly eight months after the state overturned Allen for the permanent schools chief position.
Twelve-year-old Nashawn Key, a fifth-grader at the Asbury Park Middle School, had really scored. When it came time for him Monday to browse the thousands of books set up in the middle school library for students to take for summer reading, he headed straight for the biography of sports hero Kobe Bryant.
The Asbury Park Middle School Baseball Team won the 2014 Bayshore Middle School Baseball League Championship yesterday with its 8-6 victory over Keansburg.
Come June 25, Asbury Park teens Krystina Barnes, Kiara Wood and Destiny Smith will make the 9,000-mile trek from their 1.4-square-mile home city to the southern regions of Africa.
The Asbury Park Middle School Baseball Team won the 2014 Bayshore Middle School Baseball League Championship yesterday with an 8 – 6 victory over Keansburg, according to a district news release.
On May 23, 2014, in remembrance of the upcoming Memorial Day, Mr. Williams, 5th grade teacher and veteran, Mr. Wronko, seventh grade social studies teacher, and their students had an assembly honoring three veterans from three major wars, World War II, the Korean War (Forgotten War), and the Vietnam War.
The Asbury Park Middle School Baseball Team just wrapped up their regular season with a 12-7 victory over Henry Hudson, enabling them to win their first division title in school history, according to Head Coach Robert Cuccurullo. The Blue Bishops ended the season with a record of 8-1-1, capturing the Bayshore Middle School Baseball League Division title.
The Asbury Park Board of Education(BOE) Early Childhood Department recently hosted a Gem of The Shore Tour to bring awareness about the districts high quality preschool program to the community.