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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

February 16, 2017

 

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House Budget Proposal Eliminates Teacher Bonus Program

House Republicans revealed their proposal for the state budget Wednesday, eliminating teacher performance grants based on how students perform on state tests.

January 24, 2017

 

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Lilly Endowment Invests $9 Million In School Counseling Programs

The grants went to 284 school districts and charter schools across the state.

January 10, 2017

 

Jennifer McCormick beat incumbent Glenda Ritz in November for the state's top education position.

McCormick’s Department Of Education Lays Off 34 Employees

The Department of Education fired 34 of 250 employees, a 14 percent staff reduction.

January 4, 2017

 

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Union Wants Program To Help Teachers Deal With Student Trauma

The state’s largest teachers’ union laid out their legislative priorities Wednesday.

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.

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