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Claire McInerny

Claire McInerny is a reporter/producer for WFIU/WTIU news. 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

September 5, 2014

 

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Ritz Asks For $200 Million Increase In Education Budget

The Indiana Department of Education is requesting a three percent budget increase. The state legislature will vote on the budget next year.

September 4, 2014

 

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State Board Of Education Reaches Settlement In Open Door Law

The Indiana State Board of Education reached a settlement Wednesday regarding the state’s Open Door Law and private email conversations.

September 2, 2014

 

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IDOE Asks State Board To Change Flanner House A-F Grade

The State Board of Education wants to change Flanner House Elementary School's letter grade from an A to "No Grade."

August 28, 2014

 

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Feds Grants Indiana NCLB Waiver Extension

The U.S. Department of Education extended Indiana's waiver from No Child Left Behind requirements.

August 27, 2014

 

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Report: Indiana’s Voucher Program Best In The Country

The Center for Education Reform ranked Indiana's voucher program as the best in the country.

August 27, 2014

 

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Shortened Summers Help Students But Hurt Seasonal Businesses

As more Indiana school districts switch to a balanced calendar with shorter summers, seasonal businesses are seeing revenues drop.

August 21, 2014

 

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Indianapolis Charter Closes Amid ISTEP Cheating Allegations

Flanner House Elementary Charter School in Indianapolis will close, effective September 11, following allegations of cheating on ISTEP+ tests.

August 19, 2014

 

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Federal Money Could Help State’s Preschool Initiatives

State superintendent Glenda Ritz says the state intends to apply for a new federal grant to build an infrastructure for preschool programs.

August 15, 2014

 

Indiana applied for an extension to its No Child Left Behind waiver at the end of June.

Indiana Continues To Wait As States Get NCLB Extensions

18 of the 31 states that applied for a No Child Left Behind waiver extension received it, but Indiana continues to wait for news on its extension.

August 14, 2014

 

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Video: Tips For Teachers Navigating An Uncharted School Year

StateImpact Indiana's Claire McInerny talked with national standards consultant Schauna Findlay Relue to get some tips for teachers for the new school year.

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