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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

March 10, 2015

 

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IPS: A Case Study For How State Funding Will Work In Schools

The Senate is making its own changes to the controversial school funding formula, first proposed by the House.

March 9, 2015

 

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Questions Raised Over Security Of ISTEP+ Test Items

Despite several obstacles, the ISTEP+ testing window is open, but concerns are now being voiced about the security of test items.

March 6, 2015

 

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How Can We Reduce Student Debt? IU Uses A Letter

The legislature is considering a bill that would notify students taking out student loans annual updates on their debt.

March 5, 2015

 

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New Education Funding Formula Now In The Hands Of The Senate

The Senate is now looking at the proposed state budget, which includes changes to the school funding formula.

March 4, 2015

 

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School Funding Formula Changes Leave Many Unhappy

The legislature is rewriting the school funding formula to close the gap between districts, but both wealthy and poor districts are unhappy with the changes.

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.

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