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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

April 17, 2017

 

The bill looking to expand state funded pre-k also allocates $1 million for in-home digital preschool learning.

As Indiana Looks To Spread Pre-K, Online Option Sparks Controversy

The bill looking to expand state funded pre-k also allocates $1 million for in-home digital preschool learning.

April 5, 2017

 

A craft project created by Pre-K students at Penny Lane West School in Bloomington.

Pre-K: Republican Governors Vs. Republican Lawmakers

The struggle between a Republican governor advocating for pre-K funding and a reluctant Republican-held legislature is a familiar one in Indiana.

March 30, 2017

 

Indiana Statehouse (Peter Balonon-Rosen/IPB News)

Senate Unveils Budget For Education, Increasing Funds To K-12

Increases include more money for English Language Learners and students living in poverty.

March 22, 2017

 

Caleb Pierson looks over a cabinet project he designed for Heartwood Manufacturing. Pierson is a graduate of a Batesville High School program that teaches manufacturing skills.

Manufacturing Companies Need More Workers? Look To The Schools

Manufacturing jobs require specialized training, so companies having a hard time filling open positions are finding new opportunities to teach workers.

March 16, 2017

 

Jennifer McCormick is the Republican candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction.

McCormick Asks For 2019 Start Date For New Test, Not 2018

State Superintendent Jennifer McCormick asked a Senate education committee Wednesday to extend the timeline for creating a test to replace ISTEP+.

March 7, 2017

 

Many are calling on the legislature to expand the current pre-K pilot program to help more kids.

A Tale Of Two Pre-K Bills: What Is The Future Of Early Ed?

The second half of the legislative session begins this week, and the House and Senate have two very different bills to expand state funded pre-K.

March 2, 2017

 

Rep. Wright and Betsy DeVos.

State Rep. To DeVos: Hire More Educators On Your Staff

Rep. Melanie Wright (D-Yorktown) sent a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos asking her to hire a public school educator as her Deputy Secretary.

February 27, 2017

 

kid reading

Report: Indiana Kids Face Struggles With Various Issues

The Indiana Youth Institute issues the report every year, as part of a nationwide effort to study the well being of children.

February 23, 2017

 

(Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

Senate Appropriations Committee Reduces Funding For Pre-K Pilot

Gov. Eric Holcomb requested $10 million in additional funding for preschool. A Senate committee voted to reduce that to $3 million.

February 20, 2017

 

Bosma Long

Senate Kills Bill To Appoint State Superintendent

Senators voted down a bill Monday that would have changed the Superintendent of Public Instruction from an elected position to an appointed one.

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