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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

December 1, 2016

 

Last session, the General Assembly passed a bill eliminating the current ISTEP+ and saying the replacement must be in effect by spring 2018.

Once Again, Indiana Plans To Launch A New Assessment In A Year

Testing expert Ed Roeber encouraged the panel to spend at least two years creating and implementing the new assessment system, not rush into it like in 2014.

November 28, 2016

 

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What Can We Expect From The ISTEP Recommendation Panel?

The ISTEP panel will issue its final recommendation on how to re-write the state assessment.

November 17, 2016

 

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ISTEP Scores Drop For Second Year In A Row

The 2016 ISTEP+ scores show the number of students passing the ISTEP+ decreased for the second year in a row.

November 15, 2016

 

Two national consultants recommend a series of quick steps to improve next year’s ISTEP+ test. (Photo Credit: Kate Parker/Flickr)

ISTEP Panel Finishes Broad Plan To Submit To Legislature

The state’s ISTEP panel concluded its meetings Tuesday with a broad set of recommendations.

November 14, 2016

 

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Gary Schools Turn To Legislature Amid Financial Trouble

Gary Community Schools have struggled financially the last few years as enrollment dropped.

November 11, 2016

 

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With A New Superintendent, Which Policies Hang In The Balance?

The unexpected election result came in the middle of huge education policy transitions in the state.

November 8, 2016

 

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Why Is Voting Important? We Asked Some Future Voters

We asked kids at precincts in Bloomington why they think voting is important.

November 4, 2016

 

Monroe County Schools is one of nine school referenda questions asking voters to raise property taxes to fund schools.

Ballot Referenda Are Becoming More Important For Schools

Monroe County Schools is one of nine school districts asking voters to raise property taxes to fund schools.

October 31, 2016

 

Ayana Coles, right, sits with students at Eagle Creek Elementary School.

New Teacher Licenses Increase For First Time In Three Years

The Department of Education announced Monday the number of new teachers receiving licenses from the state saw a huge increase this school year.

October 31, 2016

 

Glenda Ritz is the Democratic candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction.

As She Battles For Re-Election, A Look At Glenda Ritz’s First Term

In the first of a two-part series looking at the candidates in the race for Superintendent of Public Instruction, we look at Democrat incumbent Glenda Ritz.

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