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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 12, 2016

 

State Superintendent Glenda Ritz reads through a report drafted by her colleagues on the 2015 Blue Ribbon Commission.

Dept. Of Education Receives $5 Million To Attract Teachers

The Department of Education is moving forward with efforts to help with teacher recruitment and retention thanks to a $5 million grant.

May 10, 2016

 

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AP Incentives Continue Even Without Federal Funding

A program that incentivizes students who enroll in AP classes is trying to continue without federal funding. The program has a solid track record in Indiana.

May 3, 2016

 

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Your Guide To The 10 School Referenda On Tuesday’s Ballot

It's primary day in Indiana, and 10 school districts around the state are posing ballot referenda asking voters to raise property taxes to help fund schools.

April 28, 2016

 

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As More Japanese Move To Columbus The Schools Seek To Adapt

Over the last five years, the number of English learners in Indiana grew faster than the national average.

April 25, 2016

 

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Schools On The Ballot: Ft. Wayne And New Prairie

All week we are taking a closer look at the ten school referenda that will appear on ballots around the state May 3.

April 22, 2016

 

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Your Guide To School Referenda On The May 2016 Ballot

Many schools started turning to referendum questions after property tax caps went into place in 2008.

April 18, 2016

 

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Indiana’s New Science Standards Require Computer Science

For the first time, Indiana's science standards include computer science curriculum for kindergarten through eighth grade students.

April 15, 2016

 

State Board of Education members Steve Yager, Cari Wicker and Vince Bertram listen to the presentation about the growth tables at Friday’s meeting.

SBOE Moves Forward With New Growth Model For A-F Grades

The new rules include student growth on the ISTEP+ in the elementary and middle school and high school calculations.

April 15, 2016

 

A meeting of the Indiana State Board of Education

SBOE Will Address Failing Schools And A-F Growth Tables

The State Board of Education meets Friday for its monthly meeting. It will decide the fate of seven failing schools.

April 14, 2016

 

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$50 Million State Voucher Program Continues To Grow

More than 32,000 students now use scholarships, up from around 4,000 students the first year, 2011-2012.

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