Murphy turns to Asbury Park for N.J.'s next education commissioner

Gov.-elect Phil Murphy announced Friday he’s nominating the superintendent of Asbury Park schools to be New Jersey’s next education commissioner — and tasked him with helping “revolutionize learning” in the state.

Murphy said Lamont Repollet — who has run the Monmouth County city’s school system since 2014 — will help him with some of his biggest goals for eduction: eliminating controversial PARCC testing and improving the state’s relationship with teachers after eight years of Republican Gov. Chris Christie.

“Not every child has the same educational opportunity,” Murphy, a Democrat who takes office Tuesday, said during …read more

Source: Monmouth

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