A local publication focused on allowing the community to start their own dialogue on education is changing its name. Indy K-12 — formerly known as Indy Education — will now be known as Indy Kids Winning. Under the new name, the organization will continue to fight for education excellence and keeping parents informed.
The organization has shifted through national networks, amplifying voices of the Indianapolis community and will now partner with the fourth oldest surviving Black newspaper in the country to continue its mission.
Indy Kids Winning was born out of a need to bring attention to education stories that may not get the coverage it deserves. The publication focuses on amplifying issues, finding solutions and breaking down the concepts of complex educational terminology in ways that any reader can understand.
Uniquely, the organization is told through the voices of Black educators who serve students and teachers in various educational spaces. Writers at Indy Kids Winning use their educational background to break down concepts and inform readers through their own knowledge and lived experiences as they cover education in Indianapolis and beyond.
The Indy Kids Winning team consists of four writers — Shawnta S. Barnes, also known as Educator Barnes, who serves ad Editor-in-Chief, Andrew Pillow, David McGuire and Jason B. Allen.
Each writer possesses their own unique backgrounds in education as former and current teachers, school administrators. Through the partnership, Indy Kids Winning will serve as part-time journalists for the Indianapolis Recorder while continuing to publish additional stories at Indy Kids Winning.