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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

February 24, 2015

 

Teachers around the state are trying to adjust to new standards and anticipate the unknown assessment students will take this spring.

School Voucher Recipients Increase By Nearly 50% In 2015

The number of Indiana students receiving vouchers increased by almost half during the 2014-2015 school year.

February 23, 2015

 

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Legislature Passes Bill To Shorten Spring ISTEP+

A bill allowing the IDOE to shorten this year's ISTEP+ moved swiftly through the General Assembly and now waits for the governor's signature.

February 23, 2015

 

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Indiana To Partner With Gallup To Survey Student Experience

The state is partnering with Gallup to create a survey tool to poll recent graduates about how their college experience prepared them for the workforce.

February 19, 2015

 

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Another Challenge For The 2015 ISTEP+? Snow Days

School districts calling multiple snow days this week face a tighter deadline in preparing for the ISTEP+ test, which begins next week.

February 19, 2015

 

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IDOE Releases Plan For Shortening The 2015 ISTEP+

The Indiana Department of Education released guidance to schools on how to divide the ISTEP+ in an attempt to shorten it.

February 18, 2015

 

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How Did We Get Here? The Road To The 2015 ISTEP+

Parents and teachers were shocked when they learned this year's ISTEP+ would take students around 12 hours, but a series of events led the state to this moment.

February 11, 2015

 

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IDOE Proposes Resolution To Remove Accountability From ISTEP

The State Board of Education will meet Friday to discuss potential changes for this year's ISTEP+ test.

February 10, 2015

 

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Schools In Limbo With ISTEP+ After Pence’s Executive Order

After Gov. Pence signed an executive order to shorten this year's ISTEP+, schools must wait to administer practice tests or begin preparation for the test.

February 6, 2015

 

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Obama To Speak In Indy About Middle Class Jobs And Education

President Obama will speak at Ivy Tech in Indianapolis Friday to address how to prepare students for high paying jobs.

February 5, 2015

 

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Senate Committee Backs Bill That Allows Christmas In School

The Senate Education committee passed a bill that would allow holiday celebrations in the classroom.

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