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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 19, 2015

 

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Audio Diary: Gabe Hoffman’s Parent-Teacher Conferences

Gabe Hoffman reflects on his first parent-teacher conference experience.

November 19, 2015

 

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Audio Diary: Chris Conway’s Parent-Teacher Conferences

Chris Conway reflects on his first parent-teacher conference experience.

November 18, 2015

 

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Will New Diploma Types Leave Behind Special Ed Students?

The state is re-writing the graduation requirements, and some people worry the more rigorous standards will keep special education students from graduating.

November 13, 2015

 

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ISTEP Re-score Window Closes Tonight, Despite Web Issues

The deadline for parents to request a re-score on their child's 2015 ISTEP+ test closes tonight, despite many parents facing technology issues with scores.

November 10, 2015

 

The addition of math credits is one part of changing graduation requirements from the state. (Photo Credit: Elle Moxley/StateImpact Indiana)

Doing The Math In New High School Diplomas

The state wants to add more math credits to new diploma requirements currently being worked on.

November 9, 2015

 

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The Discussion Around Fine Arts In Proposed Diploma Changes

There are arguments for and against requiring a fine arts credit in the state's new diploma requirements.

November 5, 2015

 

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By October, New Teachers Replace Idealism With Reality

Late fall is when a lot of new teachers get frustrated and disillusioned by the job.

November 4, 2015

 

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State Board Votes To Rework New Diploma Requirements

The proposed diploma changes will go through another re-write after the State Board of Education voted Wednesday to rework new requirements.

October 28, 2015

 

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SBOE Discusses Changes To Indiana Diploma Requirements

The State Board of Education had its last discussion Wednesday on new diplomas to be implemented in the 2018-2019 school year.

October 27, 2015

 

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Pence: SBOE, Don’t Penalize Teachers And Schools With ISTEP+

Gov. Mike Pence says he does not want a dip in ISTEP+ scores to affect teacher bonuses and evaluations, a departure from what he has advocated in the past.

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