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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 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.

July 16, 2015

 

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Muncie Schools To Stop Offering Transportation Services

Muncie Schools plans to discontinue bus services because of budget problems.

July 15, 2015

 

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Study: Districts Don’t Protect LGBTQ Students From Bullying

Indiana hovers around the national average in number of school districts with an anti-bullying policy in place.

July 2, 2015

 

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Dual Language Pilot Program Available To Schools

The State Board of Education approved Wednesday a dual language immersion pilot program for schools.

July 2, 2015

 

Five years ago, the General Assembly created a school choice program to help low-income students get out of failing schools. Today, more middle class families and students who never attended public schools are using the vouchers. (Photo Credit: Claire McInerny/StateImpact Indiana)

5 Years Later, School Choice Looks Dramatically Different

The school choice program created five years ago to help low-income students get out of failing schools now looks dramatically different.

June 24, 2015

 

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Schools Look Within Walls To Find Future Leaders

The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation is working with Indiana University to train current teachers for future school leadership positions.

June 23, 2015

 

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Voucher Program Growing Exponentially In Some Districts

The number of students using the state-funded voucher program is growing exponentially in some communities in Indiana.

June 17, 2015

 

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Teachers Will Get A Lesson On LGBTQ Issues From Students

A group of LGBTQ students in south-central Indiana is creating a training program for teachers so they can interact better with their students.

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