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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 27, 2015

 

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Governor And Lawmakers Announce New SBOE Appointees

State officials announced names Wednesday of five new people who will join the State Board of Education.

May 26, 2015

 

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Pre-K Pilot Improving Programs Statewide

Thanks to two similar preschool programs for low-income kids, more high quality programs are emerging across the state.

May 22, 2015

 

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If Glenda Ritz Runs For Governor, What Are Her Chances?

If Glenda Ritz enters the race for governor, she'll have to campaign differently than her run for state superintendent in 2012.

May 21, 2015

 

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Charter Board Approves Three New Schools Across State

The Indiana Charter School Board met Wednesday and approved charters for three schools.

May 20, 2015

 

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With More Pre-K Scholarships, More Demand On Providers

Between the state and city sponsored scholarship program, almost 2,000 children in Indianapolis will get scholarships to attend preschool this year.

May 14, 2015

 

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Indy Pre-K Scholarship Program Holding Lottery This Week

Indianapolis' preschool scholarship program will hold a lottery this week to award scholarships to 1,300 eligible three and four-year-olds.

May 12, 2015

 

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Bloomington Students Create Electricity By Walking On Tiles

Every time someone steps on a Pavegen tile installed at Bloomington High School South, the kinetic energy from the footstep creates a few watts of energy.

May 11, 2015

 

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IPS Addresses Social Media Use During School Fights

Indianapolis Public Schools wants to give consequences to students who post videos of fights online, which could lead to legal issues with the First Amendment.

May 8, 2015

 

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Data: IREAD-3 Passing Rate Dips From Last Year

The passing rate for the state's third grade reading assessment dipped from last year.

May 6, 2015

 

Options Charter School is one of the first charters to receive four consecutive âFâ grades under the state accountability system. The school appealed to the State Board of Education in March to stay open, and the board gave them one year to prove they are a high quality school. (Photo Credit: Claire McInerny/StateImpact Indiana)

Fight Against Failure: Charters Struggle With Accountability

Two charter schools that cater to low-performing students are considered failing by the state, and are fighting that designation.

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