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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 9, 2014

 

Marcus Robinson, CEO of Tindley Schools, appeals to the State Board of Education to keep Arlington High School Operational. The board heard Robinson's testimony at Wednesday's meeting.

Takeover School Asks SBOE For Money To Operate

Arlington High School in Indianapolis asked for more funding from the State Board of Education to stay open this school year.

July 8, 2014

 

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Tensions Rev Up Ahead Of State Board Of Education Meeting

Tensions between the State Board of Education and state superintendent Glenda Ritz are increasing over board procedures and Department of Education actions.

July 7, 2014

 

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State Board Requests Changes To Meeting Procedures

The State Board of Education wants to amend portions of the board's meeting procedures after months of arguing.

July 7, 2014

 

A settlement regarding Tony Bennett's ethics violation will be released Thursday.

Ex-Superintendent Reaches Settlement In Ethics Complaint

Tony Bennett and Indiana Inspector General David Thomas reached a settlement regarding Bennett's ethics complaint.

July 4, 2014

 

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Preschool Pilot Program Gains Traction As Planning Begins

The major planning stages of the state's preschool pilot program are getting underway this month.

July 3, 2014

 

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Why Education Starts Not In The Classroom, But In The Womb

Research shows doing physical and educational development activities with infants and toddlers prepares them for preschool.

July 2, 2014

 

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Indiana Is A National Leader For Tracking Remediation

Indiana is one of 30 states that consistently identifies, tracks and reports the numbers of students needing remedial instruction.

July 1, 2014

 

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Online Teacher Communities Could Ease Standards Transition

New online teacher communities launched by the Department of Education could help ease the transition to new academic standards.

June 27, 2014

 

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Indiana Handwriting Standards More Detailed Than Common Core

Indiana's new academic standards include detailed benchmarks for handwriting, and many say that helps children develop academically and cognitively.

June 26, 2014

 

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Bartholomew County Clerk Ordered To Marry Gay Couples

After a federal judge ruled Indiana's ban on same sex marriage was unconstitutional, some county clerks would not issues marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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