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 schools boost online, in-person security

(The Center Square) – After a shooter killed four students at Oxford Community Schools in November 2021, Michigan schools are activating surveillance software and boosting security. OCS spent $145,122 on… Read More

October 12, 2022
Public Education
Blame flies among Minnesota government agencies over $250 million fraud scheme

(The Center Square) – After taxpayers lost $250 million in what federal officials deemed “the largest pandemic fraud” in the nation, the government agencies involved are blaming each other. Read More

September 27, 2022
DOJ charges 47 in $250M pandemic fraud scheme involving child nutrition program

(The Center Square) – The Department of Justice announced criminal charges against 47 defendants for allegedly defrauding taxpayers of $250 million by exploiting a child nutrition program. People defrauded taxpayers… Read More

September 21, 2022
Some Michigan schools keep mum on COVID relief spending

(The Center Square) – Theoretically, taxpayers should be able to see how Michigan schools are spending $5.7 billion of taxpayer money to recover from COVID-19-related learning loss. Read More

September 20, 2022
Public Education
Michigan schools use one-time COVID relief for pay increases, increasing long-term taxpayer burden

(The Center Square) – Many Michigan schools are spending one-time federal COVID relief dollars on pay hikes that will increase the long-term taxpayer cost of education, according to more than… Read More

September 12, 2022