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Claire McInerny

Claire McInerny is an education reporter for StateImpact Indiana. 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 26, 2015

 

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For A Successful Pre-K Experience, Involve The Parents

Preschool programs in the state are pushing to create more concentrated parent involvement programs to help children succeed academically.

August 24, 2015

 

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New Budget Slashes School Safety Grants

The recently passed, two-year state budget cuts school safety budgets by more than half.

August 18, 2015

 

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Ritz And Gregg Partner To Promote Education In 2016

State superintendent Glenda Ritz and Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg are joining forces to beat Governor Mike Pence in 2016.

August 12, 2015

 

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How Student Debt For Millennials Is Changing The Economy

Millennials carry more student loan debt than other generations, which means they have different financial habits as well.

August 5, 2015

 

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Testing Company Explains Why ISTEP+ Scores Delayed

Testing company CTB told the State Board of Education Wednesday it will take one extra month to score all of the state's ISTEP+ tests.

August 4, 2015

 

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IPS Partners With Indy University To Train Future Principals

Indianapolis Public Schools is partnering with Marian University to train IPS teacher to be future principals.

August 3, 2015

 

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State Board Will Discuss Charter School Grant Program

The State Board of Education will meet Wednesday to discuss the new grant and loan programs for charter schools.

July 31, 2015

 

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Northern School Districts Advertise To Attract Students

School districts in the northern part of the state are spending thousands of dollars on advertising campaigns promoting their schools.

July 30, 2015

 

Legislative leaders are asking to put the stateâs teacher shortage on the agenda for summer study committees. (Photo Credit: Claire McInerny/StateImpact Indiana)

Legislative Education Leaders Want To Study Teacher Shortage

Some lawmakers are concerned about data reported earlier this summer showing steeply declining numbers of licenses issued to teachers in the state.

July 29, 2015

 

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Meet The First Year Teachers

StateImpact will follow three first year teachers over the next school year to see the ups and downs of a first year in the classroom.

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