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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

November 13, 2014

 

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Indiana Student Debt 16th Highest In The Country

Indiana's 2013 college graduates have an average debt of $28,466, the 16th highest in the country

November 11, 2014

 

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WISH-TV/Ball State Survey Shows Pre-K And Textbook Support

A statewide survey conducted by WISH-TV and Ball State University shows the majority of Hoosiers want the state to pay for textbooks and pre-k programs.

November 10, 2014

 

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What A-F Grades Mean For Focus And Priority Schools

2014 A-F grades show big improvement for the state's priority schools.

November 7, 2014

 

The State Board of Education is expected to release 2014 A-F school grades Wednesday, after they delayed doing so during last month's meeting.

2014 A-F Grades Compared To Previous Years

2014 A-F grades were released this week, and this year there are more As than ever.

November 5, 2014

 

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2014 A-F Letter Grades For Every Indiana School

The State Board of Education approved school letter grades Wednesday.

October 28, 2014

 

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How Charter Schools Are Present On The Ballot

Charter schools are an important aspect for candidates focusing on education in this mid-term election.

October 24, 2014

 

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Study: Voluntary School Donations Are Widening Funding Gap

An IU study shows rich school districts are raising more money through non-profit organizations like PTA, which widens the gap between rich and poor schools.

October 23, 2014

 

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State Board Praises Evansville Schools On Turnaround Efforts

State officials toured failing schools in Evansville yesterday and say they are excited about the academic improvement they saw.

October 22, 2014

 

Pence said the reason for refusing the funding was so the state can focus on Indiana's new pre-k pilot program and make it successful before expanding it:

Governor Pence Rejects Pre-K Funding, Again

After the U.S. Department of Education extended the application deadline for a federal preschool grant, Gov. Mike Pence says he still won't apply.

October 21, 2014

 

The Indiana Supreme Court will decide whether school districts can charge transportation fees.

Indiana Supreme Court Will Look At Bus Fees For Parents

The Indiana Supreme Court plans to hear a case about whether a school district can charge parents a transportation fee to bus kids to and from school.

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