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

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

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Other Publications

10/2/2019 Safer Campus Life When Your Child Becomes a Victim of Bullying (originally published by Indy K12)
3/26/2019 The 74: Keeping It 100 Let’s Not Forget Native American Students When Speaking Up for Underserved Students of Color
3/16/2019 One Voice Blog Magazine My Calling as an Educator and an Advocate
3/15/2019 The Phoenix Soul Shawnta S. Barnes: Artist Profile
1/16/2019 The 74: Keeping It 100 Barnes: Changing School Start Times Detracts from More Pressing Issues and Poses Serious Challenges for Some Families
11/27/2018 The 74: Keeping It 100 Barnes: Indianapolis Consolidated Everything But Its Schools – Leaving 11 Different Districts Where Black Children Are Often Left Behind
11/13/2018 Education Post I’m a Teacher and I Stopped Saying the Pledge of Allegiance a Long Time Ago
9/17/2018 dfree Podcast: In the Black Episode 50: In the Black with Jermaine and Shawnta Barnes
9/10/2018 One Voice Blog Magazine Was School Integration a Blessing or a Curse?
9/9/2018 Truth for Teachers Podcast Why great teachers get saddled with the biggest workload (and how to advocate for yourself)
8/6/2018 Education Post 4 Things Every Parent Needs to Prepare Their Kids for This Year (originally published on Indy K12)
7/15/2018 The Phoenix Soul Urban Gardening
5/2/2018 The Cerurove Immigration and Customs Enforcement
1/24/2018 Education Post Want More Diverse Schools?  Try School Choice.
6/26/2017 CBS4 Reads Guest Reader:  The Emperor’s New Suit (Video)
11/21/2017 Education Post My Principal Saw I Needed Compassion Not Punishment, and That Made All the Difference
7/21/2017 Black Press USA I Worked on Indiana’s ESSA Plan.  This Is What I Learned.
7/3/2017 Second Line Education Blog What, to a Slave Descendant, is your 4th of July?
6/28/2017 Good School Hunting We Strap Roller Skates on Their Feet and Push Parents Out the Door
6/1/2017 The Phoenix Soul Going Home
5/30/2017 Fifty Word Stories ICE
5/10/2017 The Kitchen Community Learning and Gardening in School
4/12/2017 Huffington Post Whose Responsibility Is It?
3/9/2017 Memphis K12 School Choice Vs. No Choice:  The Flaws with Betsy DeVos’ Thoughts on HBCUs
2/14/2017 Huffington Post We are Black Educators So Why Do You Only See Us as Disciplinarians?
12/1/2016 Words and Other Wild Things – Brick Street Poetry Busy Busy Bee
11/15/2016 The Phoenix Soul When I Knew He Truly Loved Me
9/22/2016 Mused Mint Tea at Dusk
8/30/2016 Fifty Word Stories Gone Too Soon
8/25/2016 Word Dance Progress
8/21/2016 Whirlwind Magazine A Villanelle – Life at My Falling School
7/1/2016 TWINS Magazine Focus on Me Not We:  Five Tips to Advocate for Your Children’s Education
6/27/2016 Huffington Post Know My Name; Know Me
5/5/2016 Chalkbeat Indiana My story:  ‘Even though I didn’t see my dad except on Saturdays…I felt his presence’
4/26/2016 Indianapolis Recorder Why I Do This Work