Joe Mueller

Joe Mueller covers Missouri for The Center Square. After seven years of reporting for daily newspapers in Illinois and Missouri, he spent the next 30 years in public relations serving non-profit…

As school year ends, 750 sites in Missouri providing meals for children on Federal taxpayer money

(The Center Square) – As free and reduced-price meals for students stop as the school year ends, more than 750 sites throughout Missouri will be providing meals through the Missouri… Read More

June 3, 2024
Public Education
Colorado school district reaches settlement on translation services for students

(The Center Square) – A Colorado school district will take actions to overcome language barriers with non-English speaking students and parents under a settlement reached with the Department of Justice. Read More

May 28, 2024
Missouri Legislature sends bill to governor ending funding for abortion providers

(The Center Square) – Legislators believe Planned Parenthood hasn’t received any reimbursements from Missouri for two years, and a bill headed to Republican Gov. Mike Parson’s desk will make that… Read More

April 26, 2024
Gov. Polis signs bill giving $24M to schools for new migrant students

(The Center Square) – Colorado schools will receive $24 million in state money for one-time allocations to pay for the influx of new migrant students. House… Read More

April 22, 2024
Public Education
Chronic absenteeism contributing to Missouri’s stagnant student test scores

(The Center Square) – Nearly one in four Missouri students are absent from school more than 10% of the school year, according to the state Department of Elementary and Secondary… Read More

December 26, 2023