Indy/Ed Blog Posts

blog-contributorJanuary 2017, I began writing for Indy/Ed, an education blog that is part of the Citizen Education network.  This network includes blogs in L.A.D.C.NOLA and Memphis.  I am humbled to be part of a network of educators and/or parents who are advocates for the least of these in the world of education.

Below, you can read my 2018 Indy/Ed blog posts.  Click here to read my 2017 blog posts including my viral piece, “Teachers Quit Principals, Not Schools” which has been viewed over 650,000 times.

4/19/2018 Why I Write: Shawnta S. Barnes
4/11/2018 National Library Week
4/8/2018 Your Spiritual Leader Does Not Need to Be Your Educational Leader
4/4/2018 Dr. King’s Assassination 50 Years Later:  Looking Back and Moving Forward, George Geder’s Perspective
4/4/2018 Dr. King’s Assassination 50 Years Later:  Looking Back and Moving Forward, Sue Wright’s Perspective
4/3/2018 Dr. King’s Assassination 50 Years Later:  Looking Back and Moving Forward, Mildred Guyse’s Perspective
4/3/2018 Dr. King’s Assassination 50 Years Later:  Looking Back and Moving Forward, James Stockton’s Perspective
4/2/2018 Dr. King’s Assassination 50 Years Later:  Looking Back and Moving Forward
3/24/2018 Is it White Flight or Class Flight?
3/22/2018 Phenomenal Indiana Woman:  Cherie Sanders
3/20/2018 Does DeVos Really Want a Safe and Nurturing Environment for All Students?
3/15/2018 Phenomenal Indiana Woman:  Nikia D. Garland
3/14/2018 Student Activists Should Be Well Informed
3/11/2018 Read Across America Day Should Not be Celebrated on Dr. Seuss’ Birthday
3/9/2018 Get Racist Teachers out of the Classroom
3/7/2018 Phenomenal Indiana Woman:  Shavonne L. Holton
3/6/2018 Educator Barnes Speaks to the Indiana Senate about School Discipline
3/1/2018 Five Lessons I Learned from Michelle Obama
2/25/2018 #ArmMeWith Respect!
2/20/2018 We Need Wakandan Principles in Our Society
2/16/2018 Whose Child Has to Die for Gun Reform to Take Place?
2/11/2018 Indianapolis Celebrates Frederick Douglass’ 200th Birthday
2/9/2018 National School Counseling Week:  Jennifer Schaffer
2/8/2018 Are We Building Up Our Black Children to be Young, Gifted and Black?
2/4/2018 Take Your Child to the Library Day
2/2/2018 Indiana is One of Eight States Where Parents Pay Textbook Fees.  When Will This Change?
2/1/2018 World Read Aloud Day 2018
2/1/2018 Crafting Policy Takes Time, but Nothing Will Change Unless You Get Involved in the Process
1/26/2018 School Choice Week:  Stop Shifting the Focus from Great Schools for All
1/24/2018 Indianapolis Classical Schools Show How Choice Can Create Diverse Schools (originally published on Education Post)
1/23/2018 We Must Hold Each Other Accountable for Our Children’s Education
1/21/2018 More Educators of Color Need to be Involved in Education Policy
1/19/2018 Is Your School District Graduating All Students at a High Rate?
1/15/2018 We Need More Dreamers
1/12/2018 Innovation Restart:  Potential Partner Presentation
1/10/2018 Dear President Trump, Children Aren’t Bargaining Chips
1/6/2018 Do We Need to Mandate Cursive Writing or Should We Mandate Keyboarding Instead?
1/3/2018 DeVos’ Department Gives Feedback in Response to Indiana’s ESSA plan