Rockaway Park

Rockaway Park charter school might close
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 11/07/2011 at 11:33AM

The final dismissal bell may soon ring for six underperforming charter schools in the city — including one school in Queens. According to officials, Peninsula Preparatory Academy Charter School in Rockaway Park joins 46 other struggling schools on the list for potential closures released by the Department of Education (DOE) on November 2. Of the [...]

South Ozone Park students using iPads
Education & Kids Alexa Asperin 10/03/2011 at 1:51PM

Goodbye bulky social studies textbook. Hello slim, sleek iPad2. Students at Our Lady’s Catholic Academy in South Ozone Park are closing their “old-fashioned” textbooks and notebooks as they enter the touch-screen world of Apple for assignments, note taking, tutorials and more. “I’m so emotional,” said 11-year-old Katherine Duarte of South Ozone Park. “I think I’m [...]