As 2019 comes to close, it is important to look back at the stories that garnered the most attention from our readers. So far during 2019, our writers collectively wrote 266 pieces. Whether the pieces were written in 2019 or years ago, there are certain topics that caused our readers to cheer or respond with angry rebuttals. But at the end of the day, our readers were engaged in education topics from the viewpoint of black residents of Indianapolis where the majority of our writers are educators. How many education publications put black voices at the forefront? Let’s take a look back at our most-viewed pieces during 2019.
Andrew Pillow launched into a discussion about the potential problems with open door policies at schools.
Educator Barnes believes parents should enter parent/teacher conferences with a game plan, and she provided some tips to make parent/teacher conferences a success.
Andrew Pillow advocated that teachers should be allowed to show movies in class, but he also provided some guidelines to justify that choice.
Guest writer Shareefah Mason provided a perspective that asserts black children have the same needs as English language learners.
Educator Barnes explained that teachers are sick and tired of talking about teacher pay and teachers want action not more conversation.
Educator Barnes explained the inner turmoil she has about the Red for Ed movement. There was no middle ground on responses to this piece; people either hated it or loved it.
Educator Barnes wrote about teacher safety. Teacher responses show she wasn’t alone in having these experiences.
David McGuire explained the impact on students when teachers are frequently absent from the classroom.
Educator Barnes reminded principals to consider their actions when it comes to teacher turnover in their buildings.
Andrew Pillow explained if schools really have the right to exclude children from school field trips.
To our readers, thanks for the support! We hope you continue to support us as we enter 2020.