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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

July 27, 2016

 

School Vouchers Map

Which Schools Lost The Most Students To Vouchers Last Year?

These scholarships allow a student from a low-income family that meets a specific set of criteria to use state money to attend a private school.

July 20, 2016

 

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

What Did Mike Pence Do For Indiana Schools As Governor?

Just how much does Mike Pence have in common with Donald Trump when it comes to schools and education?

July 19, 2016

 

Testing expert Ed Roeber travelled to Indiana Tuesday to speak with the panel rewriting the state’s assessment. Roeber encourage the panel to spend at least two years creating and implementing the new assessment system and not rush into it, like Indiana did in 2014.

ISTEP Panel Reconsiders December Deadline For New Test

The panel rewriting the state’s assessment met for the third time on Tuesday, and the group is concerned about meeting its December deadline.

July 18, 2016

 

The state\’s choice scholarship program spent $18 million more last year than the year before.

School Vouchers Cost State $18 Mil. More Than Previous Year

The state’s choice scholarship program spent $18 million more last year than the year before.

July 12, 2016

 

Elias Rojas is a first grade teacher at West Noble Primary school in Ligonier. As one of the school’s few bilingual teachers, he volunteered to participate in the school’s new dual language immersion program.

When Half Of Your School Speaks Spanish, Try Something New

Elias Rojas, one of West Noble Primary's few bilingual teachers, volunteered to participate in the school's new dual language immersion program.

June 30, 2016

 

Indiana statehouse

What Education Laws Go Into Effect July 1?

Most of the legislation passed by the General Assembly last session goes into affect July 1.

June 28, 2016

 

Prison Bars

Holy Cross College To Educate Prisoners Using Pell Grants

Holy Cross College was chosen to participate in a federal program that gives prisoners Pell grants to earn college credits and degrees.

June 17, 2016

 

math book

Preliminary IREAD Scores Show Slightly Lower Passing Rate

More students took the test this year, 1,575, which may have had an impact on the passing rate.

June 17, 2016

 

Cook Medical is partnering with Ivy Tech and Monroe County Community Schools Corporation to provide education for new and current employees in south-central Indiana.

Cook Launches Program To Educate Current And New Employees

Cook Medical launched a program Friday that will provide educational opportunities for current employees as well as new employees.

June 15, 2016

 

Eight Indiana schools will receive state grant money to begin or expand their own dual language immersion programs.

Dual Language Programs Continue To Grow Around State

Eight Indiana schools will receive state grant money to begin or expand their own dual language immersion programs.

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