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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 27, 2017


Report: Indiana Kids Face Struggles With Various Issues

The Indiana Youth Institute issues the report every year, as part of a nationwide effort to study the well being of children.

February 23, 2017


Senate Appropriations Committee Reduces Funding For Pre-K Pilot

Gov. Eric Holcomb requested $10 million in additional funding for preschool. A Senate committee voted to reduce that to $3 million.

February 20, 2017


Senate Kills Bill To Appoint State Superintendent

Senators voted down a bill Monday that would have changed the Superintendent of Public Instruction from an elected position to an appointed one.

February 16, 2017


House Budget Proposal Eliminates Teacher Bonus Program

House Republicans revealed their proposal for the state budget Wednesday, eliminating teacher performance grants based on how students perform on state tests.

January 24, 2017


Lilly Endowment Invests $9 Million In School Counseling Programs

The grants went to 284 school districts and charter schools across the state.

January 10, 2017


McCormick’s Department Of Education Lays Off 34 Employees

The Department of Education fired 34 of 250 employees, a 14 percent staff reduction.

January 4, 2017


Union Wants Program To Help Teachers Deal With Student Trauma

The state’s largest teachers’ union laid out their legislative priorities Wednesday.

January 4, 2017


Rural School Districts To Legislators: Support Our Internet Access

Reliable internet access is not just about fun experiences, like a virtual field trip. Online tools are necessary in today’s classrooms.

December 23, 2016


High School Dual Credit Teaching Requirements Gets Extension

The HLC passed changes for the credentials high school teachers that teach dual-credit courses that were supposed to go into effect in 2017.

December 23, 2016


Wayne Township Teachers Donating Small State Bonuses

The state uses a formula to decide how much money each school district receives to award bonuses to all teachers rated effective or highly effective.

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