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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 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.

May 1, 2017

 

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10 School Districts Posing Referenda Tuesday

School districts across the state are once again asking voters to help fund public schools, with nine districts asking for property tax increases Tuesday.

April 28, 2017

 

A community coalition rallies outside of Muncie school board meeting in March.

Muncie Schools Fight State Takeover With Deficit Reduction Plan

Lawmakers passed legislation this session to appoint a financial advisor to Gary and Muncie schools to help them stay solvent.

April 21, 2017

 

Students at Tindley Genesis Academy in Indianapolis participate in the morning meeting, which blends songs, chants and dancing. Music is at the center of all curriculum at the school.

School Explores Benefits Of Teaching With Music

Tindley Genesis Academy in Indianapolis uses music in the curriculum for most subjects.

April 17, 2017

 

The bill looking to expand state funded pre-k also allocates $1 million for in-home digital preschool learning.

As Indiana Looks To Spread Pre-K, Online Option Sparks Controversy

The bill looking to expand state funded pre-k also allocates $1 million for in-home digital preschool learning.

April 5, 2017

 

A craft project created by Pre-K students at Penny Lane West School in Bloomington.

Pre-K: Republican Governors Vs. Republican Lawmakers

The struggle between a Republican governor advocating for pre-K funding and a reluctant Republican-held legislature is a familiar one in Indiana.

March 30, 2017

 

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Senate Unveils Budget For Education, Increasing Funds To K-12

Increases include more money for English Language Learners and students living in poverty.

March 22, 2017

 

Caleb Pierson looks over a cabinet project he designed for Heartwood Manufacturing. Pierson is a graduate of a Batesville High School program that teaches manufacturing skills.

Manufacturing Companies Need More Workers? Look To The Schools

Manufacturing jobs require specialized training, so companies having a hard time filling open positions are finding new opportunities to teach workers.

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