Publications

indy k12

Indy K12, formerly known as Indy/Ed, is an education publication in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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TER Writer

The Educator’s Room is a publication where educators are empowered as the experts in education.

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Other Publications

1/22/2019MediumWhy ‘In God We Trust’ Signs in Every Classroom is a Bad Idea
12/31/2019Citizen EducationReal New Year’s Resolutions from a Black Female Educator
12/17/2019Education PostThe Week Before Winter Break Doesn’t Have to be a Nightmare (originally published by Indy K12)
12/5/2019Families of MultiplesSeparate Classes or Same Class – Which Option is Best?
12/2/2019Education PostThese Students Let Their Textbook Publisher Know Nobody ‘Needed’ Slavery (originally published by Indy K12)
11/15/2019Education PostUsing Chosen Names and Pronouns for Students is Important (originally published by Indy K12)
10/18/2019Education Post4 Tips for Parent to Get the Most out of Parent/Teacher Conferences (originally published by Indy K12)
10/2/2019Safer Campus LifeWhen Your Child Becomes a Victim of Bullying (originally published by Indy K12)
9/23/2019Education PostIf We Don’t Give Student the Freedom to Choose What They Read, They Might Not Choose to Read at All (originally published by Indy K12)
7/12/2019Education PostHere are 8 Things that Make a Good School (originally published by Indy K12)
3/26/2019The 74: Keeping It 100Let’s Not Forget Native American Students When Speaking Up for Underserved Students of Color
3/16/2019One Voice Blog MagazineMy Calling as an Educator and an Advocate
3/15/2019The Phoenix SoulShawnta S. Barnes: Artist Profile
1/16/2019The 74: Keeping It 100Barnes: Changing School Start Times Detracts from More Pressing Issues and Poses Serious Challenges for Some Families
11/27/2018The 74: Keeping It 100Barnes: Indianapolis Consolidated Everything But Its Schools – Leaving 11 Different Districts Where Black Children Are Often Left Behind
11/13/2018Education PostI’m a Teacher and I Stopped Saying the Pledge of Allegiance a Long Time Ago
9/17/2018dfree Podcast: In the BlackEpisode 50: In the Black with Jermaine and Shawnta Barnes
9/10/2018One Voice Blog MagazineWas School Integration a Blessing or a Curse?
9/9/2018Truth for Teachers PodcastWhy great teachers get saddled with the biggest workload (and how to advocate for yourself)
8/6/2018Education Post4 Things Every Parent Needs to Prepare Their Kids for This Year (originally published on Indy K12)
7/15/2018The Phoenix SoulUrban Gardening
5/2/2018The CeruroveImmigration and Customs Enforcement
1/24/2018Education PostWant More Diverse Schools?  Try School Choice.
6/26/2017CBS4 ReadsGuest Reader:  The Emperor’s New Suit (Video)
11/21/2017Education PostMy Principal Saw I Needed Compassion Not Punishment, and That Made All the Difference
7/21/2017Black Press USAI Worked on Indiana’s ESSA Plan.  This Is What I Learned.
7/3/2017Second Line Education BlogWhat, to a Slave Descendant, is your 4th of July?
6/28/2017Good School HuntingWe Strap Roller Skates on Their Feet and Push Parents Out the Door
6/1/2017The Phoenix SoulGoing Home
5/30/2017Fifty Word StoriesICE
5/10/2017The Kitchen CommunityLearning and Gardening in School
4/12/2017Huffington PostWhose Responsibility Is It?
3/9/2017Memphis K12School Choice Vs. No Choice:  The Flaws with Betsy DeVos’ Thoughts on HBCUs
2/14/2017Huffington PostWe are Black Educators So Why Do You Only See Us as Disciplinarians?
12/1/2016Words and Other Wild Things – Brick Street PoetryBusy Busy Bee
11/15/2016The Phoenix SoulWhen I Knew He Truly Loved Me
9/22/2016MusedMint Tea at Dusk
8/30/2016Fifty Word StoriesGone Too Soon
8/25/2016Word DanceProgress
8/21/2016Whirlwind MagazineA Villanelle – Life at My Falling School
7/1/2016TWINS MagazineFocus on Me Not We:  Five Tips to Advocate for Your Children’s Education
6/27/2016Huffington PostKnow My Name; Know Me
5/5/2016Chalkbeat IndianaMy story:  ‘Even though I didn’t see my dad except on Saturdays…I felt his presence’
4/26/2016Indianapolis RecorderWhy I Do This Work