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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

January 4, 2017

 

Milan High School senior Evan Smith has limited internet access at home, so he often tries to complete his homework at school. Milan Community Schools is the rare rural school district that invested in high speed internet.

Rural School Districts To Legislators: Support Our Internet Access

Reliable internet access is not just about fun experiences, like a virtual field trip. Online tools are necessary in today’s classrooms.

December 23, 2016

 

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High School Dual Credit Teaching Requirements Gets Extension

The HLC passed changes for the credentials high school teachers that teach dual-credit courses that were supposed to go into effect in 2017.

December 23, 2016

 

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Wayne Township Teachers Donating Small State Bonuses

The state uses a formula to decide how much money each school district receives to award bonuses to all teachers rated effective or highly effective.

December 14, 2016

 

Students at a Jump Start program in Seymour work with their teacher on learning the alphabet. Seymour was one community where the current state funded pre-k program offered scholarships to low-income families.

What To Expect From A Pre-K Expansion This Legislative Session

When the General Assembly convenes for the 2017 legislative session, expanding state-funded pre-K will be a top priority.

December 13, 2016

 

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2016 A-F Grades Released, Show Fewer As And Fs, More Bs And Cs

Last year, the SBOE voted to change how they awarded A-F grades, after ISTEP+ scores across the state dropped dramatically.

December 6, 2016

 

Students at Indiana University and the University of Notre Dame are appealing to administration, asking to make the schools a sanctuary campus for undocumented students.

Students At Indiana’s Universities Rallying For Sanctuary Campuses

Students at Indiana University and the University of Notre Dame are asking administration to make the schools a sanctuary campus for undocumented students.

December 1, 2016

 

Last session, the General Assembly passed a bill eliminating the current ISTEP+ and saying the replacement must be in effect by spring 2018.

Once Again, Indiana Plans To Launch A New Assessment In A Year

Testing expert Ed Roeber encouraged the panel to spend at least two years creating and implementing the new assessment system, not rush into it like in 2014.

November 28, 2016

 

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What Can We Expect From The ISTEP Recommendation Panel?

The ISTEP panel will issue its final recommendation on how to re-write the state assessment.

November 17, 2016

 

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ISTEP Scores Drop For Second Year In A Row

The 2016 ISTEP+ scores show the number of students passing the ISTEP+ decreased for the second year in a row.

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.

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