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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 13, 2016

 

Glenda Ritz (left) and Jennifer McCormick.

You’re Invited: State Superintendent Debate In Ft. Wayne

Glenda Ritz and Jennifer McCormick, the candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction, will debate in Ft. Wayne Oct. 17.

October 12, 2016

 

Superintendent Glenda Ritz and the Department of Education released a proposal for the state’s new testing system.

Ritz And The Department Of Education Propose New Testing System

Superintendent Glenda Ritz and the Department of Education released a proposal for the state’s new testing system.

October 11, 2016

 

Testing expert Ed Roeber

From The Experts: What Should Indiana Do With The ISTEP?

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

October 10, 2016

 

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Indiana Chamber Of Commerce Endorses McCormick For State Supt.

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce endorsed Jennifer McCormick Monday for state superintendent.

October 5, 2016

 

The Department of Education will release 2016 ISTEP data in the coming weeks, according to district officials.

Education Dept. Says ISTEP Grades Will Be Public In The Next Month

The Department of Education will release 2016 ISTEP data in the coming weeks before calculating A-F grades for schools, according to district officials.

September 28, 2016

 

Building blocks were among wome of the new materials Tina Howell was able to purchase for her pre-k classroom at Brownstown Christian Daycare. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

Legislators Push Back On Request To Expand Pre-K Opportunities

A group of business and philanthropy leaders want the legislature to expand scholarships for low-income children to attend high quality pre-k.

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.

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