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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

September 16, 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)

Members Of ISTEP Panel Feel It’s Not Accomplishing Task

Members of the state ISTEP+ panel are frustrated with the lack of progress thus far.

September 13, 2016

 

Rep. Bob Behning, R-Indianapolis, left, and Dennis Kruse, R-Auburn, say statehouse Republicans will send a letter to the State Board of Education recommending Indiana write its own expectations for students.

Ed Dept. Seeks Proposals As Panel Still Develops Recommendations

With only two meetings left, some of the panel members are disappointed there won’t be time to have much influence over the new test.

September 9, 2016

 

EPA flags in East Chicago

East Chicago Residents Scramble For Info After Lead Found In Soil

The Environmental Protection Agency found dangerous levels of lead and arsenic in the soil in the Calumet neighborhood of East Chicago.

September 9, 2016

 

Trump

Trump Wants All States To Have School Choice Opportunities

Donald Trump outlined a plan to fund more options for students to choose between traditional public, charter and private schools.

August 26, 2016

 

Daniels and Pence

Five Years Later, IN’s Voucher Program Runs Differently

It’s been five years since Indiana launched its school voucher program, which gives state money to qualified students to cover private education.

August 26, 2016

 

pre k

The Road To Affordable Pre-K In Indiana

Research shows kids who attend a high quality preschool do dramatically better in school later on than kids who do not.

August 22, 2016

 

Monday’s meeting focused on establishing goals for graduation rates and student achievement.

Panel Of Educators Plans For New Federal Standards

Monday’s meeting focused on establishing goals for graduation rates and student achievement.

August 18, 2016

 

Campers at Latino Youth Summit draw life-sized self-portraits. The camp for Latino teenagers helps teenagers navigate their identities and mental health.

How Summer Camp Helps Latino Teens Boost Mental Health

The Latino Youth Summit summer camp helps Latino teenagers navigate their identities and mental health.

August 12, 2016

 

Bloomington High School South teacher Matt Hoagland says he hasn't seen enrollment spikes in his A.P. European History classes but says the number of students earning low scores on the nationally-administered year-end exams has increased.

5 Indiana Schools Give Majority Of Teachers Poor Ratings

Four of the five Indiana schools who rate a majority of their teachers as ineffective or needing improvement are charter schools.

August 9, 2016

 

ISTEP panel

ISTEP+ Panel Explores Options For New High School Test

High school students in Indiana schools will soon face a new standardized test, but it’s exact characteristics are still undetermined.

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