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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

May 1, 2017


10 School Districts Posing Referenda Tuesday

School districts across the state are once again asking voters to help fund public schools, with nine districts asking for property tax increases Tuesday.

April 28, 2017


Muncie Schools Fight State Takeover With Deficit Reduction Plan

Lawmakers passed legislation this session to appoint a financial advisor to Gary and Muncie schools to help them stay solvent.

April 21, 2017


School Explores Benefits Of Teaching With Music

Tindley Genesis Academy in Indianapolis uses music in the curriculum for most subjects.

April 17, 2017


As Indiana Looks To Spread Pre-K, Online Option Sparks Controversy

The bill looking to expand state funded pre-k also allocates $1 million for in-home digital preschool learning.

April 5, 2017


Pre-K: Republican Governors Vs. Republican Lawmakers

The struggle between a Republican governor advocating for pre-K funding and a reluctant Republican-held legislature is a familiar one in Indiana.

March 30, 2017


Senate Unveils Budget For Education, Increasing Funds To K-12

Increases include more money for English Language Learners and students living in poverty.

March 22, 2017


Manufacturing Companies Need More Workers? Look To The Schools

Manufacturing jobs require specialized training, so companies having a hard time filling open positions are finding new opportunities to teach workers.

March 16, 2017


McCormick Asks For 2019 Start Date For New Test, Not 2018

State Superintendent Jennifer McCormick asked a Senate education committee Wednesday to extend the timeline for creating a test to replace ISTEP+.

March 7, 2017


A Tale Of Two Pre-K Bills: What Is The Future Of Early Ed?

The second half of the legislative session begins this week, and the House and Senate have two very different bills to expand state funded pre-K.

March 2, 2017


State Rep. To DeVos: Hire More Educators On Your Staff

Rep. Melanie Wright (D-Yorktown) sent a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos asking her to hire a public school educator as her Deputy Secretary.

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