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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

January 8, 2016

 

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Two Efforts Made This Week To Address Teacher Shortage

The legislature and the Commission for Higher Education both made efforts this week to attract and retain more teachers to the classroom in Indiana.

January 6, 2016

 

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Legislature Moves Forward To Give Schools ISTEP Relief

After ISTEP scores dropped across the state this year, the legislature is expediting two bills to give relief to teachers and schools.

January 5, 2016

 

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Legislature Will Expedite Two Education Bills

Legislation introduced Monday says a school may not receive a grade lower than the one it received in the 2013-2014 school year.

December 24, 2015

 

Gabe Hoffman, a first year teacher at Nora Elementary School in Indianapolis, is part of the ‘First Year’ series. (Photo Credit: Eoban Binder/ WFIU)

The Most Engaging Education Stories Of The Year

Check out the education stories from 2015 that got your attention online, on social media and over the air.

December 22, 2015

 

State superintendent Glenda Ritz talks to reporters after announcing her candidacy for governor of Indiana. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

The 10 Most Important Indiana Education Stories of 2015

Take a look at some of the biggest education stories of 2015, as reported by our StateImpact Indiana team.

December 18, 2015

 

Congress this month passed an updated version of No Child Left Behind, which gives states more flexibility over education issues. (Photo Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

What Does The ESEA Update Mean For Indiana?

The reauthorization of the national Elementary and Secondary Education Act may change how Indiana and other states talk about testing and accountability.

December 14, 2015

 

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Legislators: ISTEP Scores Won’t Affect Teacher Evaluations

The General Assembly will fast track a bill that would ensure low ISTEP+ scores won't affect teacher evaluations.

December 9, 2015

 

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In The Trenches And At Home, New Teachers Need Support

Getting through a transition year, like the first year in the classroom, requires support from fellow educators but also outsiders.

December 3, 2015

 

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Preliminary A-F Data Shows Huge Increase In Failing Schools

In preliminary numbers compiled by State Board of Education staff, 17 percent of Indiana’s K-12 schools will be considered failing.

December 3, 2015

 

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Inside The IU School Of Education’s New Maker Space

A new space at Indiana University’s School of Education hopes to push teachers into new and creative spaces.

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