Tag: Just For Girls

Florida schools roundup: Alternatives to college, governor’s race and more

College alternatives: Increasingly, rural students in Florida are choosing to learn a trade instead of going to college. Among the reasons for their choices: Practicality, price and even politics. “It’s all about practicality,” says Wakulla County School District Superintendent Robert Pearce. “The mindset is: What makes the most sense?” Tampa Bay[Read More…]

All-girl charter school uses horse therapy to boost self-esteem

Sixteen second-grade girls rode the school bus with the windows open, pigtails and ponytails whipping in the wind. For many, it was their first trip outside the city. “It smells like grass,’’ said one girl. “It smells like McDonald’s,’’ said another. “No,’’ said teacher Matilda Bediako-Ortiz, holding her nose, “it[Read More…]