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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

October 17, 2014

 

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Governor Pence Explains Choice To Not Apply For Pre-K Grant

Governor Mike Pence says Indiana needs to develop its own pre-K program without federal intrusion.

October 16, 2014

 

Gov. Mike Pence signs legislation creating a state-funded preschool pilot program.

Pence Halts Federal Pre-K Grant Application

Governor Mike Pence removed Indiana's participation in a federal preschool grant application process that could have given the state at least $80 million.

October 16, 2014

 

The Gary Community School Corporation owes its busing company more than $2 million to keep services running. The company gave the school district until Nov. 10 to provide payment.

Gary Schools Get Nov. 10 Deadline To Pay Bus Company

The Gary Community School Corporation owes almost $3 million to its bus company, which has given the district a Nov. 10 deadline to make the payment.

October 15, 2014

 

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A Look At Indiana’s New ISTEP+ Questions

The new version of this year's ISTEP+ will push students into explaining their thinking.

October 15, 2014

 

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State Board Holds Off On Release Of 2014 A-F School Grades

The Indiana State Board of Education voted Wednesday to hold off on releasing 2014 A-F school accountability grades until their November meeting.

October 8, 2014

 

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We’re Close To A New A-F System, But How Is It Different?

After more than a year of meeting, the A-F panel presented a plan for a new A-F accountability system to the State Board of Education.

September 30, 2014

 

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Gary Legislators: Reduce And Change The School Board

State legislators from Gary want to change the makeup of the Gary School Board to better reflect the school corporation's current needs.

September 29, 2014

 

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Gary Schools Owe $2.6 Million To Keep Buses Running

The Gary Community School Corporation owes its busing company more than $2 million to keep services running.

September 26, 2014

 

State Superintendent Glenda Ritz, right, and her A-F accountability panel co-chair, Steve Yager, prepare for the group's second meeting.

State Superintendent Criticizes Governor’s Education Center

Glenda Ritz this week blamed her conflicts with the State Board of Education on the Center for Education & Career Innovation.

September 25, 2014

 

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Pre-K Pilot To Launch In Four Of Five Counties In January

Representatives of the five counties chosen to participate in the pre-k pilot program met in Indianapolis yesterday to discuss implementing the program.

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