Why I Chose a Charter School

Why I Chose a Charter School

I’d like to think I’m the kind of parent who thinks ahead. In reality I’m the kind of parent who sort of thinks ahead when I have to, and mostly just waits until the last second. One area in which I made it a priority to really think ahead was education. Living in...
Be Your Child’s Advocate at School

Be Your Child’s Advocate at School

Getting Real with Shadra Bruce My husband and I have five kids – five unique and extraordinary kids. We learned quite early to be an advocate at school for our kids. Derek was severely ADHD, and when on meds did very well in school, but had many frustrations...
Back to School Groove

Back to School Groove

Getting Real With Shadra Bruce It feels like summer’s barely started and already stores are showcasing their “back to school” items. Aisles once filled with picnic baskets and coolers have given way to pencils and notebooks. A new backpack, supplies,...
Bad Report Cards

Bad Report Cards

Getting Real with Shadra Bruce School is almost done for the year. Finally. With five children, we have seen our share of report cards. Our youngest daughter is headed into her last year of high school, so we’re almost done with that stage. When I was growing...