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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

May 23, 2016

 

Gary Community Schools continue to struggle financially to pay teachers and keep buildings open.

Gary Community Schools Still Faces Budget Woes

Gary Community Schools continue to struggle financially to pay teachers and keep buildings open.

May 17, 2016

 

According to the Indiana Latino Institute, there are an estimated 300-400 undocumented students that graduate from Indiana high schools each year.

National Scholarship Targets Undocumented Indiana Students

Indiana is one of many states that charge undocumented student out of state tuition, no matter how long they have lived in a state.

May 13, 2016

 

Ayana Wilson-Coles is the only classroom teacher on the new ISTEP+ panel that teaches a grade where students take ISTEP+. The panel is tasked with re-writing the state assessment, and meets for the first time May 24.

Educators On New ISTEP Panel Want Equity And Consistency

The new ISTEP+ panel tasked with re-writing the state assessment is established and will meet for the first time May 24.

May 12, 2016

 

State Superintendent Glenda Ritz reads through a report drafted by her colleagues on the 2015 Blue Ribbon Commission.

Dept. Of Education Receives $5 Million To Attract Teachers

The Department of Education is moving forward with efforts to help with teacher recruitment and retention thanks to a $5 million grant.

May 10, 2016

 

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AP Incentives Continue Even Without Federal Funding

A program that incentivizes students who enroll in AP classes is trying to continue without federal funding. The program has a solid track record in Indiana.

May 3, 2016

 

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Your Guide To The 10 School Referenda On Tuesday’s Ballot

It's primary day in Indiana, and 10 school districts around the state are posing ballot referenda asking voters to raise property taxes to help fund schools.

April 28, 2016

 

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As More Japanese Move To Columbus The Schools Seek To Adapt

Over the last five years, the number of English learners in Indiana grew faster than the national average.

April 25, 2016

 

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Schools On The Ballot: Ft. Wayne And New Prairie

All week we are taking a closer look at the ten school referenda that will appear on ballots around the state May 3.

April 22, 2016

 

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Your Guide To School Referenda On The May 2016 Ballot

Many schools started turning to referendum questions after property tax caps went into place in 2008.

April 18, 2016

 

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Indiana’s New Science Standards Require Computer Science

For the first time, Indiana's science standards include computer science curriculum for kindergarten through eighth grade students.

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