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
Legislation scrapping A-F grades heads to Michigan governor

(The Center Square) – The Michigan Senate has joined lower chamber colleagues and voted to scrap the A-F grading system used to evaluate public schools. Lawmakers approved House Bill 4116… Read More

May 5, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Michigan spent $6.2M on COVID advertising to target students

(The Center Square) – Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services spent $6.2 million on COVID advertising, which targeted K-12 students between October 2022 and July 2023. The campaign budgeted… Read More

April 25, 2023
Public Education
Michigan school district sued for viewpoint discrimination

(The Center Square) – Two Michigan students sued their school district for viewpoint discrimination after they were banned from wearing apparel implicitly critical of President Joe Biden. In February 2022, two Tri… Read More

April 25, 2023
Advocates protest Michigan Gov. Whitmer’s $30M budget cuts for online charter schools

(The Center Square) – More than 21,000 Michigan online charter public school students face about a $30 million funding cut under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s 2024 proposed budget. Each online charter… Read More

April 21, 2023
Courts, Public Education
Michigan public school contractor pleads guilty to $561K bribe scheme

(The Center Square) – A Michigan school contractor pleaded guilty to giving a $561,000 bribe to a former school board president in return for $3.1 million of projects for his… Read More

April 17, 2023