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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

July 14, 2017

 

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Here’s What The State Wants From The New ISTEP Vendor

The state outlines everything it wants and requires from the new test, and various vendors will submit a proposal to create the new assessment.

July 10, 2017

 

graduates in yellow and blue graduation caps and gowns.

Study: If College Kids Want Better Grades, Set Better Goals

If college students want As in their classes, new research says setting goals at the beginning of the semester increases the opportunity to earn better grades.

July 6, 2017

 

Sen. Kenley (R-Noblesville) will retire in September. He was a leader in crafting budgets.

In Education Funding, Kenley Valued As Frugal Moderate

The future of education legislation at the Statehouse could change with Senate budget architect Luke Kenley retiring this fall.

June 19, 2017

 

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Financial Barriers Keep Most People From Workforce Training

Indiana has open manufacturing and construction jobs, but not enough workers with the training to fill them.

June 16, 2017

 

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Report: Indiana’s Rural Schools Disproportionally Funded

Indiana is one of the few states with disproportionate funding for rural schools.

June 14, 2017

 

Ivy Tech Community College will undergo administrative changes to focus more on individual communities.

Ivy Tech Making Administrative Changes For Community Focus

Ivy Tech’s campuses currently serve students at a regional level, but going forward they will focus on specific towns.

June 9, 2017

 

Tony Walker listens during a State Board of Education meeting in 2014. He vacated the board when a law dictated a restructuring of members, but Gov. Holcomb re-appointed him after a recent vacancy.

Holcomb Appointments New SBOE Members, One Previously Served

Gov. Eric Holcomb filled two vacant spots on the State Board of Education, appointing Kathleen Mote and previous board member Tony Walker.

May 22, 2017

 

700 students across the state received a certificate in multilingual proficiency, the first year the certificate was given.

Hundreds Of Hoosier Students Awarded Multilingual Certificate

700 students across the state received a certificate in multilingual proficiency, the first year the certificate was given.

May 17, 2017

 

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New Study Finds High Levels Of Segregation In Indiana Schools

The study comes from Indiana University’s Center for Evaluation & Education Policy,

May 3, 2017

 

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Eight Of Ten School Referenda Pass Tuesday

School districts across the state have turned to referenda questions over the last decade as ways to supplement funding.

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