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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, 2016

 

Daniels and Pence

Five Years Later, IN’s Voucher Program Runs Differently

It’s been five years since Indiana launched its school voucher program, which gives state money to qualified students to cover private education.

August 26, 2016

 

pre k

The Road To Affordable Pre-K In Indiana

Research shows kids who attend a high quality preschool do dramatically better in school later on than kids who do not.

August 22, 2016

 

Monday’s meeting focused on establishing goals for graduation rates and student achievement.

Panel Of Educators Plans For New Federal Standards

Monday’s meeting focused on establishing goals for graduation rates and student achievement.

August 18, 2016

 

Campers at Latino Youth Summit draw life-sized self-portraits. The camp for Latino teenagers helps teenagers navigate their identities and mental health.

How Summer Camp Helps Latino Teens Boost Mental Health

The Latino Youth Summit summer camp helps Latino teenagers navigate their identities and mental health.

August 12, 2016

 

Bloomington High School South teacher Matt Hoagland says he hasn't seen enrollment spikes in his A.P. European History classes but says the number of students earning low scores on the nationally-administered year-end exams has increased.

5 Indiana Schools Give Majority Of Teachers Poor Ratings

Four of the five Indiana schools who rate a majority of their teachers as ineffective or needing improvement are charter schools.

August 9, 2016

 

ISTEP panel

ISTEP+ Panel Explores Options For New High School Test

High school students in Indiana schools will soon face a new standardized test, but it’s exact characteristics are still undetermined.

July 27, 2016

 

School Vouchers Map

Which Schools Lost The Most Students To Vouchers Last Year?

These scholarships allow a student from a low-income family that meets a specific set of criteria to use state money to attend a private school.

July 20, 2016

 

Gov. Mike Pence signs legislation creating a state-funded preschool pilot program.

What Did Mike Pence Do For Indiana Schools As Governor?

Just how much does Mike Pence have in common with Donald Trump when it comes to schools and education?

July 19, 2016

 

Testing expert Ed Roeber travelled to Indiana Tuesday to speak with the panel rewriting the state’s assessment. Roeber encourage the panel to spend at least two years creating and implementing the new assessment system and not rush into it, like Indiana did in 2014.

ISTEP Panel Reconsiders December Deadline For New Test

The panel rewriting the state’s assessment met for the third time on Tuesday, and the group is concerned about meeting its December deadline.

July 18, 2016

 

The state\’s choice scholarship program spent $18 million more last year than the year before.

School Vouchers Cost State $18 Mil. More Than Previous Year

The state’s choice scholarship program spent $18 million more last year than the year before.

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