Would you like to contribute to the conversation of providing a bright future for ALL students in Indianapolis? If so, read through our submission guidelines to learn how you can potentially add your voice to our growing network of parents, students, educators, advocates, and activists who believe that a day will come where all Indy kids are winning and will have access to a great education.
Length: 500-700 words minimum
Audience: Parents, educators, education policy decision-makers, and education reform advocates and activists
Topics: A key focus for Indy K12 is closing the belief gap and opportunity gap that exists for Black, Latino, Native American, and low-income kids. We want to end the notion that because of the circumstances of their birth, certain kids are never going to make it to college or have a successful career. Writers touch on this through topics such as high academic standards, accountability for struggling schools, high-quality school options, educational equity, college access, and other challenges faced by Black, Latino, Native American, and other traditionally underserved demographics. We also address the issues educators and parents face.
Tone: Avoid jargon, and be conversational, not formal. Put yourself into the piece and make clear your standing on the issue, whether you’re writing as a parent, teacher, student, or a passionate advocate or activist. Our best posts are usually personal narratives, but don’t shy away from using a key data point or two to support the case you’re making (and don’t forget to hyperlink it).
Format: We use Google Docs to share and edit posts before publication; however, if you prefer to send over a Word document that will work, just don’t send PDFs. If you have any photos to accompany the piece, please email them to us separately as attachments and make sure to send the highest resolution possible. You’re welcome to suggest a headline for your post when you send it over, but keep in mind that we often rewrite the headline and select an associated image without consulting the author. Just let us know, though, if you have any concerns about that.
Submissions should be emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: we receive many submissions and not all are selected for publication, but we encourage you to reach out.