Joe Mueller

Post-pandemic testing shows Colorado’s charter schools outperformed district schools

(The Center Square) – Post-pandemic test scores of Colorado’s charter schools appear to show creativity and adaptability contributed to outperforming district-managed schools, according to a…

Commenting begins on proposed rules seeking to protect minors at Missouri public libraries

(The Center Square) – Missourians have 30 days beginning today to comment on a proposed rule requiring state-funded libraries to have written policies describing what…

Indiana doubles grants to $10 million for teacher recruitment, retention

(The Center Square) – Indiana schools and community partners will receive more than $10 million in funding to attract and retain educators throughout the state.…

Missouri gets $2.5M federal grant to overhaul student assessments following release of poor student proficiency scores

(The Center Square) – Missouri is one of 10 states receiving a total of $29 million from the U.S. Department of Education to develop assessments…

Study: remote learning meant younger, disabled, minorities, fell further behind

(The Center Square) – Students who were younger, disabled, Black, Hispanic or economically disadvantaged experienced the most significant effects of lost instructional time during the…

Accreditation of Missouri pubic schools won’t include test scores until 2023-24

(The Center Square) – The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) annually reviews several benchmarks in evaluating Missouri’s public schools, but test scores won’t…

22 AGs sue USDA to stop withholding school lunches over gender, sexual orientation rules

(The Center Square) – Schools ordering food for the beginning of the fall semester could be facing uncertainty over whether they’ll receive federal assistance that’s…

Missourians file for $1 million in tax credits in first weeks of private scholarship program

(The Center Square) – Missouri received applications for approximately $1 million in tax credits to fund scholarships to select private elementary and secondary schools during…

New education law one of six enacted by Missouri Gov. Parson

(The Center Square) – Missouri Republican Gov. Mike Parson highlighted several enhancements to higher education and workforce development in an omnibus education bill he signed…

Missouri attorney general sues more school districts over new mask mandates

(The Center Square) – The final days of school bring field trips, exams, teachers cleaning out classrooms, and lawsuits from Missouri Republican Attorney General Eric…

UM gets $1.25 million to help middle schoolers in core subjects

(The Center Square) – A federally funded program to help middle school students improve in math, science and language arts showed favorable outcomes and will…

‘Parents Bill of Rights’ gets initial OK in Missouri House

(The Center Square) – A 10-page “Parents’ Bill of Rights Act of 2022” was perfected in the Missouri House this week after being voted out…

Bill would equalize Missouri charter school funding

(The Center Square) – A bill moving through the Missouri Senate would provide equal funding for public and charter schools and not take away money…

Missouri bill would let students graduate early and use their school funds for college

(The Center Square) – Students graduating early from high school and advancing to a postsecondary institution would receive 90% of the funding spent on them…

Bills on charter school funding, open school enrollment sent to Missouri Senate

(The Center Square) – Increasing charter school funding and allowing open enrollment in public schools came closer to becoming law in Missouri as the House…