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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

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.

October 20, 2014

 

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To Reduce Dropout Rate Among Latinos, Elkhart Has A Plan

Elkhart Community Schools got more involved with students to improve the graduation rate among Latino students.

October 17, 2014

 

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Governor Pence Explains Choice To Not Apply For Pre-K Grant

Governor Mike Pence says Indiana needs to develop its own pre-K program without federal intrusion.

October 16, 2014

 

Gov. Mike Pence signs legislation creating a state-funded preschool pilot program.

Pence Halts Federal Pre-K Grant Application

Governor Mike Pence removed Indiana's participation in a federal preschool grant application process that could have given the state at least $80 million.

October 16, 2014

 

The Gary Community School Corporation owes its busing company more than $2 million to keep services running. The company gave the school district until Nov. 10 to provide payment.

Gary Schools Get Nov. 10 Deadline To Pay Bus Company

The Gary Community School Corporation owes almost $3 million to its bus company, which has given the district a Nov. 10 deadline to make the payment.

October 15, 2014

 

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A Look At Indiana’s New ISTEP+ Questions

The new version of this year's ISTEP+ will push students into explaining their thinking.

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