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…

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
Public Education
Race-based scholars program prompts complaints against University of Colorado

(The Center Square) – The University of Colorado is facing a pair of discrimination complaints challenging its participation in a scholarship program after the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year found race… Read More

November 29, 2023
Missouri, Idaho and Kansas suing FDA for its rules on abortion-inducing pills, including drugs by mail

(The Center Square) – Missouri, Idaho and Kansas filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services requesting a rollback of rules… Read More

November 7, 2023
Public Education
Study: Denver charter schools yield greater return on taxpayer investment

(The Center Square) – Denver’s charter schools are more cost effective in teaching reading and math and result in a greater return on taxpayer investment than traditional public schools, according… Read More

November 3, 2023
Public Education
Report: Colorado schools could get billions from Prop HH, but funds would lack guardrails

(The Center Square) – Colorado’s public schools could receive billions in funding if voters pass Proposition HH in November, but those funds would lack guardrails, according to an analysis by… Read More

October 16, 2023