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Claire McInerny

Claire McInerny is a reporter/producer for WFIU/WTIU news. She comes to WFIU/WTIU from KCUR in Kansas City. She graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Kansas where she discovered her passion for public media and the stories it tells. You can follow her on Twitter @ClaireMcInerny.

Recent Posts by Claire McInerny

August 19, 2014

 

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Federal Money Could Help State’s Preschool Initiatives

State superintendent Glenda Ritz says the state intends to apply for a new federal grant to build an infrastructure for preschool programs.

August 15, 2014

 

Indiana applied for an extension to its No Child Left Behind waiver at the end of June.

Indiana Continues To Wait As States Get NCLB Extensions

18 of the 31 states that applied for a No Child Left Behind waiver extension received it, but Indiana continues to wait for news on its extension.

August 14, 2014

 

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Video: Tips For Teachers Navigating An Uncharted School Year

StateImpact Indiana's Claire McInerny talked with national standards consultant Schauna Findlay Relue to get some tips for teachers for the new school year.

August 13, 2014

 

Teachers around the state are trying to adjust to new standards and anticipate the unknown assessment students will take this spring.

As New School Year Begins, Teachers Cope With Changes

Teachers around the state are trying to adjust to new standards and anticipate the unknown assessment students will take this spring.

August 8, 2014

 

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District Utilizes School Bus To Deliver Summer Meals

Wayne Township created a mobile cafeteria on an old school bus this summer to provide students who rely on free and reduced price lunches consistent meals.

July 29, 2014

 

State superintendent Glenda Ritz sued the State Board of Education last October, but the suit was thrown out. Now four private citizens who filed the same suit on her behalf are getting traction with the lawsuit.

Judge: Lawsuit Against SBOE Members Will Go Forward

A group of private citizens filed a lawsuit against State Board of Education members regarding meeting practices that left Glenda Ritz out of communication.

July 29, 2014

 

Preschoolers color at a kindergarten prep program at Emerson Elementary School in Seymour.

Indiana Child Care Expensive, But Quality Is Improving

The ability to afford and have access to high quality child care is making headlines lately, but in Indiana it's not all bad news.

July 25, 2014

 

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Preschool Still A Priority For Counties Not In Pre-K Pilot

Local leaders in counties that didn’t qualify for the state's pre-k pilot program are still seeking ways to make early childhood education a priority.

July 24, 2014

 

Former state superintendent Tony Bennett speaks with media on his last day in office.

Bennett Speaks Out On A-F System Allegations

Tony Bennett speaks about the accusations that he adjusted A-F scores when he was state superintendent.

July 23, 2014

 

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For The Counties Selected To Host Pre-K Pilot, What’s Next?

Allen, Jackson, Lake, Marion and Vanderburgh Counties are starting to prepare for the pre-k pilot program that is scheduled to launch in 2015.

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