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Claire McInerny

Claire McInerny is a reporter/producer for WFIU/WTIU news. 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 29, 2014

 

State superintendent Glenda Ritz sued the State Board of Education last October, but the suit was thrown out. Now four private citizens who filed the same suit on her behalf are getting traction with the lawsuit.

Judge: Lawsuit Against SBOE Members Will Go Forward

A group of private citizens filed a lawsuit against State Board of Education members regarding meeting practices that left Glenda Ritz out of communication.

July 29, 2014

 

Preschoolers color at a kindergarten prep program at Emerson Elementary School in Seymour.

Indiana Child Care Expensive, But Quality Is Improving

The ability to afford and have access to high quality child care is making headlines lately, but in Indiana it's not all bad news.

July 25, 2014

 

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Preschool Still A Priority For Counties Not In Pre-K Pilot

Local leaders in counties that didn’t qualify for the state's pre-k pilot program are still seeking ways to make early childhood education a priority.

July 24, 2014

 

Former state superintendent Tony Bennett speaks with media on his last day in office.

Bennett Speaks Out On A-F System Allegations

Tony Bennett speaks about the accusations that he adjusted A-F scores when he was state superintendent.

July 23, 2014

 

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For The Counties Selected To Host Pre-K Pilot, What’s Next?

Allen, Jackson, Lake, Marion and Vanderburgh Counties are starting to prepare for the pre-k pilot program that is scheduled to launch in 2015.

July 17, 2014

 

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Indiana’s Abortion Rate Decreases Fifth Year In A Row

The number of abortions in Indiana decreased 9 percent from those performed in 2012.

July 14, 2014

 

Governor Mike Pence and state superintendent Glenda Ritz co-chaired the Education Roundtable meeting in June.

Online Petition: Governor Pence, Let Ritz Do Her Job

An online petition encouraging Governor Pence and his SBOE appointees to stop interfering with Ritz's job on the board has almost 500 signatures.

July 12, 2014

 

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Indiana’s Same Sex Marriage Case Fast-Tracked

After Governor Pence ordered state agencies to not recognize last month's same sex marriages, a federal court will fast track the case.

July 10, 2014

 

Tony Bennett will pay a $5,000 fine after the Inspector General ruled he did violated one ethics code during his time in office.

State Ethics Commission Accepts Bennett’s Settlement

Former state superintendent Tony Bennett will pay $5,000 for using government resources during his 2012 re-election campaign.

July 10, 2014

 

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Former Schools Chief Agrees To $5,000 Ethics Violation Fine

Former state superintendent Tony Bennett has been found guilty of ethic violations that occurred while he was in office.

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