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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 3, 2016

 

Indiana primary

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

 

ELL families

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

 

sample ballot

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.

April 15, 2016

 

State Board of Education members Steve Yager, Cari Wicker and Vince Bertram listen to the presentation about the growth tables at Friday’s meeting.

SBOE Moves Forward With New Growth Model For A-F Grades

The new rules include student growth on the ISTEP+ in the elementary and middle school and high school calculations.

April 15, 2016

 

A meeting of the Indiana State Board of Education

SBOE Will Address Failing Schools And A-F Growth Tables

The State Board of Education meets Friday for its monthly meeting. It will decide the fate of seven failing schools.

April 14, 2016

 

forest park elementary

$50 Million State Voucher Program Continues To Grow

More than 32,000 students now use scholarships, up from around 4,000 students the first year, 2011-2012.

April 12, 2016

 

Classroom.

Education Leaders Weigh In On ESSA For Indiana

State education leaders spent time in Washington D.C. learning about the Every Student Succeeds Act and how it will affect education in Indiana.

April 11, 2016

 

Draper

Guest Blog: The Surprising Loneliness Of Teaching

First year teacher Sara Draper explains, in her own words, why teaching elementary school can be lonely.

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