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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

February 18, 2015

 

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How Did We Get Here? The Road To The 2015 ISTEP+

Parents and teachers were shocked when they learned this year's ISTEP+ would take students around 12 hours, but a series of events led the state to this moment.

February 11, 2015

 

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IDOE Proposes Resolution To Remove Accountability From ISTEP

The State Board of Education will meet Friday to discuss potential changes for this year's ISTEP+ test.

February 10, 2015

 

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Schools In Limbo With ISTEP+ After Pence’s Executive Order

After Gov. Pence signed an executive order to shorten this year's ISTEP+, schools must wait to administer practice tests or begin preparation for the test.

February 6, 2015

 

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Obama To Speak In Indy About Middle Class Jobs And Education

President Obama will speak at Ivy Tech in Indianapolis Friday to address how to prepare students for high paying jobs.

February 5, 2015

 

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Senate Committee Backs Bill That Allows Christmas In School

The Senate Education committee passed a bill that would allow holiday celebrations in the classroom.

February 4, 2015

 

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SBOE Will Look To Update Teacher Evaluations

The State Board of Education heard recommendations from education non-profit TNTP to improve the state's teacher evaluation system.

February 3, 2015

 

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SBOE Meeting Will Look At Testing And Turnaround Schools

Wednesday's State Board of Education meeting heard updates on a handful of turnaround schools.

February 3, 2015

 

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Obama’s Proposed Budget Emphasizes Higher Education

President Obama's education budget proposal for 2016 focuses heavily on initiatives in higher education.

February 2, 2015

 

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Senate Bill Echoes House Legislation To Change SBOE Makeup

A Senate committee voted in favor of legislation that would restructure the State Board of Education.

January 29, 2015

 

 A bill in the House would allow State Board of Education members to elect their own board chair. Current state superintendent Glenda Ritz testified before House Education Committee Thursday against the bill. (Photo Credit: Bill Shaw/WTIU)

Panel Passes Bill To Change Education Board Chair

A bill in the House would allow members on the State Board of Education to elect their own board chair.

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