Scott McClallen

Scott McClallen is a staff writer covering Michigan and Minnesota for The Center Square. A graduate of Hillsdale College, his work has appeared on and Previously, he worked as a…

Public Education
Michigan school district cancels first-grade pronoun lesson

(The Center Square) – DeWitt Public Schools canceled an optional “mini-lesson” for first-graders that would have taught they/them pronouns after parent reactions went viral on social media. DeWitt Public Schools… Read More

April 23, 2024
Public Education
Michigan public school teaches first-graders they/them pronouns

(The Center Square) – A Michigan elementary school notified parents it wants to teach their first-grade children about pronouns. The letter written from Schavey Road Elementary School by Principal Liz… Read More

April 19, 2024
Public Education
Report: Michigan schools spent almost half of COVID funds on employees

(The Center Square) – A new report found Michigan school districts spent their COVID-19 funds similarly to their general budget, with nearly half spent on employee compensation and benefits. A… Read More

April 16, 2024
Public Education
Some students are really identifying as ‘therians,’ records requests reveal

(The Center Square) – A records request discovered 196 documents at Ann Arbor Public Schools about “therians” – students identifying as “a species of non-human animal on every level except… Read More

April 15, 2024
Michigan school shooter’s parents sentenced to 10-15 years

(The Center Square) – The parents of Michigan school shooter Ethan Crumbley have been sentenced to 10-15 years in prison for allowing their minor son access to a firearm that… Read More

April 10, 2024