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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 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.

January 28, 2015

 

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Report: More Students On Track To Graduate In Four Years

A report released by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education shows students who receive state financial aid are on track to graduate in four years.

January 26, 2015

 

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Charter School Performances The Last Three Years

As the funding of charter schools comes up in this legislative session, charter school performance is sure to be at the center of that conversation.

January 21, 2015

 

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Amid Overwhelming Demand, State Ponders Growing Pre-K Pilot

Indiana plans to follow students enrolled in the pre-k pilot for the next several years to determine whether those benefits outweigh the cost to the state.

January 14, 2015

 

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Can Free Tuition Change Students’ Attitudes About College?

President Obama wants to bring down the cost of community college tuition, and advocates in Indiana are excited about a platform for a national conversation.

January 7, 2015

 

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State Scholarship Program Needs More Money This Session

State Senator Luke Kenley says funding the 21st Century Scholarship Program is important to reach college success in the state.

January 7, 2015

 

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Report: More People Leaving Indiana Than Moving Here

More people are moving out of Indiana than are moving into the state, according to a report released by moving company Atlas Van Lines.

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