Asbury board's pick for school chiefs vetoed again

The city's school district has taken another step backward in its quest to find a schools superintendent. State monitor Carole Morris vetoed the Board of Education's choice for an interim superintendent just one month before students are set to return to school.

Editorial: Is the Asbury Park Board Even Trying?

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.

Who is Asbury's School Monitor

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.

Who is Gregory Allen

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’s board must change

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.

Board Appoints Allen Interim Superintendent

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.

School fight: Inside Asbury ed board's dysfunction

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.

Asbury Picks Interim School 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.

Asbury Park Students Get Summer Reading Books

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.

Memorial Day at Asbury Park Middle School

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. 

Asbury Park Baseball Doing Big Things on the Field

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.