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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 23, 2016

 

(Photo Credit: Alex McCall/WFIU News)

Senate Passes Two Ed Bills, Tabling Controversial Third

A teacher mentoring program bill passes, ISTEP+ re-scoring is off the table, and a bill about collective bargaining rights will get a third reading soon.

February 18, 2016

 

The State Legislature permanently capped property taxes in 2010, which effectively cut a big chunk of money for school corporation budgets.

Bill To Help Fund School Buses Likely Won’t Help Districts

SB 280 wants to help school districts like Ft. Wayne Community Schools fund school transportation.

February 17, 2016

 

The SBOE commissioned a validity study of the 2015 ISTEP+, but the executive director of the SBOE made comments suggesting changes to the report.

Independence Of ISTEP Validity Study Called Into Question

Critics say revisions to the executive summary of an independent report change the tone.

February 10, 2016

 

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Ritz Calls For Pause On School Voucher Expansion

State superintendent Glenda Ritz is asking state lawmakers to study the state’s voucher program in the second half of this 2016 General Assembly.

February 4, 2016

 

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Q&A: Jennifer McCormick, GOP Candidate For State Supt.

Jennifer McCormick will run as a Republican for state superintendent.

January 26, 2016

 

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2015 Public School A-F Grades

Legislation passed at the 2016 General Assembly allowed for the DOE to grant schools the better of this year’s and last year’s grade.

January 22, 2016

 

Two national consultants recommend a series of quick steps to improve next year’s ISTEP+ test. (Photo Credit: Kate Parker/Flickr)

Pence Signs Bills Helping Teachers, Schools With ISTEP

Before signing the bills Pence acknowledged that Ritz anticipated the dip and was the first to come up with a solution for shielding schools and teachers.

January 20, 2016

 

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How Do We Keep New Teachers In Schools? Good Principals

Teacher retention is an important issue in Indiana right now, and one family of educators wrote a book on how principals can best support new teachers.

January 19, 2016

 

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House Committee Begins Discussion On Re-scoring 2015 ISTEP

A bill in the House calls for a rescore of the 2015 ISTEP.

January 15, 2016

 

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Report: Purdue Should Solely Run IPFW, Split With IU

A new report recommends IU to maintain its health sciences and medical programs, but the campus would effectively become an extension of Purdue.

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