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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

November 15, 2016

 

Two national consultants recommend a series of quick steps to improve next year’s ISTEP+ test. (Photo Credit: Kate Parker/Flickr)

ISTEP Panel Finishes Broad Plan To Submit To Legislature

The state’s ISTEP panel concluded its meetings Tuesday with a broad set of recommendations.

November 14, 2016

 

Gary

Gary Schools Turn To Legislature Amid Financial Trouble

Gary Community Schools have struggled financially the last few years as enrollment dropped.

November 11, 2016

 

Jennifer McCormick

With A New Superintendent, Which Policies Hang In The Balance?

The unexpected election result came in the middle of huge education policy transitions in the state.

November 8, 2016

 

Keegan

Why Is Voting Important? We Asked Some Future Voters

We asked kids at precincts in Bloomington why they think voting is important.

November 4, 2016

 

Monroe County Schools is one of nine school referenda questions asking voters to raise property taxes to fund schools.

Ballot Referenda Are Becoming More Important For Schools

Monroe County Schools is one of nine school districts asking voters to raise property taxes to fund schools.

October 31, 2016

 

Ayana Coles, right, sits with students at Eagle Creek Elementary School.

New Teacher Licenses Increase For First Time In Three Years

The Department of Education announced Monday the number of new teachers receiving licenses from the state saw a huge increase this school year.

October 31, 2016

 

Glenda Ritz is the Democratic candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction.

As She Battles For Re-Election, A Look At Glenda Ritz’s First Term

In the first of a two-part series looking at the candidates in the race for Superintendent of Public Instruction, we look at Democrat incumbent Glenda Ritz.

October 28, 2016

 

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Letter To ISTEP Panel From Superintendents: Don’t Rush The Process

A group of superintendents wrote a letter to the ISTEP panel encouraging them to take their time re-writing the test.

October 26, 2016

 

Three students wore a Confederate flag as a cape at Bloomington High School North Wednesday.

Bloomington HS Bans Confederate Flag After ‘Disruptive’ Display

Three Bloomington High School North students came to school Wednesday wearing Confederate Flags as capes.

October 26, 2016

 

Seven Oaks Classical School, a charter school proposed for Monroe County, proposes a focus on educating children through a classical education in the liberal arts and sciences.

Report: Indiana’s Voucher Program One Of Most Expansive In Country

IU researchers found that IN's school voucher program has the most students attending private school using state money that have never attended a public school.

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