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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

March 10, 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)

With ISTEP Dead, Can The New Version Lower The Stakes?

Legislation on its way to the governor gets rid of ISTEP by 2017 and assembles a committee to create a replacement.

March 10, 2016

 

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Legislature Moves Forward With Teacher Scholarship Bill

The Commission for Higher Education has until December to establish the selection process for who gets the scholarship.

March 9, 2016

 

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Teacher Pay And Voucher Expansion Still Alive In Session

Language from a previous bill that expands the voucher programs is still alive in the General Assembly.

March 7, 2016

 

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Dual Credit Bill Doesn’t Up Teacher Tuition Dollars

Dual credit teachers without a master's degree in their content area need to get additional schooling by 2017.

March 4, 2016

 

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Controversial Teacher Pay Bill Killed, Done For Session

The bill, which would have allowed superintendents to give teachers raises without negotiating with the teacher’s union, was killed in the Senate.

March 3, 2016

 

Melissa Mitchell teaches an English lesson to a group of fifth graders at West Goshen Elementary School. 51 percent of students in the Goshen Community School Corporation are Latino, and a quarter of students need English language services at school.

Funding Changes Put One English Learning Program In Jeopardy

Last year, Indiana lawmakers rewrote the rules for how they give money to their public schools.

March 2, 2016

 

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Controversial Teacher Pay Bill To Get Third Reading In House

This bill narrowly passed out of the Senate, 26-24, meaning it’s one of the few bills where legislators are voting across party lines.

February 29, 2016

 

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Controversial Teacher Pay Bill Lives On In The House

The House is moving forward with a controversial bill, similar to the teacher pay one killed in the Senate last week.

February 25, 2016

 

The bill was largely controversial because teachers unions said the law would pit teachers against one another.

Senate Kills Bill That Would Have Bypassed Teachers Unions

The Senate will not go forward with HB 1004, which addressed teacher pay and collective bargaining issues.

February 25, 2016

 

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Will Illinois Budget Woes Force College Students To Indiana?

Amid Illinois' budget deadlock, public colleges are struggling to keep their doors open. Students are worried and looking at places to transfer out of state.

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