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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 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.

February 24, 2016

 

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Bill Giving Dual Credit Teachers Tuition Help Moves Forward

The Senate moved forward a bill that allows for dual credit teachers to receive tuition breaks while completing a master's degree.

February 24, 2016

 

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Tracking Education In The 2016 Legislative Session

An up-to-date, easy-to-read list of the bills we’re following at StateImpact and where those measures are in the process.

February 23, 2016

 

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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.

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