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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

July 14, 2017


Here’s What The State Wants From The New ISTEP Vendor

The state outlines everything it wants and requires from the new test, and various vendors will submit a proposal to create the new assessment.

July 10, 2017


Study: If College Kids Want Better Grades, Set Better Goals

If college students want As in their classes, new research says setting goals at the beginning of the semester increases the opportunity to earn better grades.

July 6, 2017


In Education Funding, Kenley Valued As Frugal Moderate

The future of education legislation at the Statehouse could change with Senate budget architect Luke Kenley retiring this fall.

June 19, 2017


Financial Barriers Keep Most People From Workforce Training

Indiana has open manufacturing and construction jobs, but not enough workers with the training to fill them.

June 16, 2017


Report: Indiana’s Rural Schools Disproportionally Funded

Indiana is one of the few states with disproportionate funding for rural schools.

June 14, 2017


Ivy Tech Making Administrative Changes For Community Focus

Ivy Tech’s campuses currently serve students at a regional level, but going forward they will focus on specific towns.

June 9, 2017


Holcomb Appointments New SBOE Members, One Previously Served

Gov. Eric Holcomb filled two vacant spots on the State Board of Education, appointing Kathleen Mote and previous board member Tony Walker.

May 22, 2017


Hundreds Of Hoosier Students Awarded Multilingual Certificate

700 students across the state received a certificate in multilingual proficiency, the first year the certificate was given.

May 17, 2017


New Study Finds High Levels Of Segregation In Indiana Schools

The study comes from Indiana University’s Center for Evaluation & Education Policy,

May 3, 2017


Eight Of Ten School Referenda Pass Tuesday

School districts across the state have turned to referenda questions over the last decade as ways to supplement funding.

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