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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

March 21, 2016

 

Piloting test questions is an important part of developing an assessment, according to the IDOE.

Ft. Wayne Schools Refuse Request To Pilot ISTEP Questions

Ft. Wayne Community Schools refused a request from the DOE to pilot test questions for next year’s ISTEP+, saying it would add unnecessary testing.

March 16, 2016

 

The State Board of Education is expected to release 2014 A-F school grades Wednesday, after they delayed doing so during last month's meeting.

State Board Moves Forward With New A-F System

The State Board of Education voted to move forward with a new A-F grading system that will factor in student growth on the state’s assessment.

March 11, 2016

 

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Lawmakers Pass Teacher Pay And Voucher Expansion Bill

The bill contains controversial language about collective bargaining for teachers and school vouchers.

March 10, 2016

 

Interim Study Committee on Education co-chairs Sen. Dennis Kruse, R-Auburn (left), and Rep. Bob Behning, R-Indianapolis, conferred before their group met to discuss teacher shortage statistics on Monday. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

With ISTEP Dead, Can The New Version Lower The Stakes?

Legislation on its way to the governor gets rid of ISTEP by 2017 and assembles a committee to create a replacement.

March 10, 2016

 

Photo Credit: Alex McCall/WFIU News

Legislature Moves Forward With Teacher Scholarship Bill

The Commission for Higher Education has until December to establish the selection process for who gets the scholarship.

March 9, 2016

 

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Teacher Pay And Voucher Expansion Still Alive In Session

Language from a previous bill that expands the voucher programs is still alive in the General Assembly.

March 7, 2016

 

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Dual Credit Bill Doesn’t Up Teacher Tuition Dollars

Dual credit teachers without a master's degree in their content area need to get additional schooling by 2017.

March 4, 2016

 

(Photo Credit: Alex McCall/WFIU News)

Controversial Teacher Pay Bill Killed, Done For Session

The bill, which would have allowed superintendents to give teachers raises without negotiating with the teacher’s union, was killed in the Senate.

March 3, 2016

 

Melissa Mitchell teaches an English lesson to a group of fifth graders at West Goshen Elementary School. 51 percent of students in the Goshen Community School Corporation are Latino, and a quarter of students need English language services at school.

Funding Changes Put One English Learning Program In Jeopardy

Last year, Indiana lawmakers rewrote the rules for how they give money to their public schools.

March 2, 2016

 

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Controversial Teacher Pay Bill To Get Third Reading In House

This bill narrowly passed out of the Senate, 26-24, meaning it’s one of the few bills where legislators are voting across party lines.

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