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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

July 3, 2014

 

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Why Education Starts Not In The Classroom, But In The Womb

Research shows doing physical and educational development activities with infants and toddlers prepares them for preschool.

July 2, 2014

 

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Indiana Is A National Leader For Tracking Remediation

Indiana is one of 30 states that consistently identifies, tracks and reports the numbers of students needing remedial instruction.

July 1, 2014

 

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Online Teacher Communities Could Ease Standards Transition

New online teacher communities launched by the Department of Education could help ease the transition to new academic standards.

June 27, 2014

 

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Indiana Handwriting Standards More Detailed Than Common Core

Indiana's new academic standards include detailed benchmarks for handwriting, and many say that helps children develop academically and cognitively.

June 26, 2014

 

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Bartholomew County Clerk Ordered To Marry Gay Couples

After a federal judge ruled Indiana's ban on same sex marriage was unconstitutional, some county clerks would not issues marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

June 25, 2014

 

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Same-Sex Couples In Monroe County Wed After Judge’s Ruling

Same-sex couples received marriage licenses for the first time in Monroe County after a federal judge ruled Indiana's ban unconstitutional.

June 23, 2014

 

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Education Roundtable Recommends Changes To Future Testing

The Education Roundtable on Monday recommended major changes to next year’s ISTEP+ exam as part of a plan to maintain the state’s No Child Left Behind waiver.

June 23, 2014

 

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State Education Board To Discuss NCLB Waiver And Testing

The State Board of Education is meeting this afternoon to discuss how the state plans to keep its No Child Left Behind waiver.

June 20, 2014

 

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Program Translates Real World Experience To The Classroom

The Transition to Teaching program helps people without an education degree learn how to teach in a classroom setting.

June 19, 2014

 

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IDOE Report Shows Voucher System Costs State $16 Million

The private school voucher system saved the state money the first two years it was in place but cost nearly $16 million last year.

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