Jon Styf

Poll: South Carolina voters support educational savings accounts, school choice

(The Center Square) – South Carolina residents are supportive of school choice, according to a new survey of eligible voters from the South Carolina Policy…

Report: South Carolina inflation-adjusted K-12 spending rose 19% since 2002

(The Center Square) – South Carolina spends $14,310 per student in its K-12 public schools, an inflation-adjusted increase of 19% since 2002, according to a…

Report questions Tennessee public school’s spending of $3.5B in COVID-19 relief funds

(The Center Square) – A new report from Beacon Center of Tennessee shows that school districts throughout Tennessee received a total of nearly $3.5 billion sent…

Judge blocks federal transgender sports, bathroom guidance in Tennessee, 19 other states

(The Center Square) — A federal judge in Tennessee ruled in favor of Tennessee and 19 other states in their effort to block federal guidelines…

Tennessee’s Lee introduces executive order to appraise safety at public schools

(The Center Square) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee introduced an executive order on Monday to evaluate school safety throughout the state. The order comes less…

Lee signs bill to expand Tennessee HOPE scholarship by $85M

(The Center Square) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a bill on Wednesday that will expand the state’s HOPE scholarship program with an $85 million…

Tennessee’s Lee faces deadline to sign state budget, HOPE scholarship expansion bills

(The Center Square) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee will decide on whether or not to sign the state budget appropriations bill, a bill expanding the…

Metro Nashville won’t allow charter middle schoolers to compete on MNPS sports teams

(The Center Square) – Charter school students in Nashville will no longer be able to participate in athletics at Metro Nashville Public Schools. The decision…

Report: Local tax dollars fund majority of Tennessee K-12 school capital projects

(The Center Square) – During legislative budget negotiations earlier this year, Tennessee Senate Finance Committee Chairman Bo Watson, R-Hixson, was asked about the Legislature removing…

Income tax rebate, education legislation remain for South Carolina Legislature

(The Center Square) – While South Carolina’s regular legislative session ended Thursday, several pieces of legislation are still in the works including an income tax…

Transgender sports bill headed to South Carolina governor

(The Center Square) – A bill that would prevent transgender athletes from competing in female sports in public middle and high schools and public universities…

South Carolina House approves amended educational savings account program

(The Center Square) – The South Carolina House amended and passed a bill that would create a pilot educational savings account program in the state.…

Lee signs new Tennessee public school funding formula into law

(The Center Square) – A new funding formula for public education in Tennessee was signed into law by Gov. Bill Lee on Monday. Lee said,…

Tennessee’s public school funding overhaul passes key committees, headed to full House and Senate

(The Center Square) — A bill that would rework how Tennessee funds its public schools passed two key committees on Tuesday and will now head…

Education Scholarship Account bill passes South Carolina Senate

(The Center Square) – The South Carolina Senate passed an educational scholarship account (ESA) bill and sent it to the House after a third reading…

Tennessee Senate modifies higher ed ‘divisive concepts’ bill, sends it back to House

(The Center Square) – The Tennessee Senate has approved a bill that would prevent public higher education students and employees from being required to conform…

More than 20 states back South Carolina in fetal heartbeat bill appeal

(The Center Square) – Twenty-one states filed a brief in support of South Carolina’s call for a Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals review of the…

Bill looks to divert money to Tennessee pre-K program, but lawmakers question effectiveness

(The Center Square) — A bill to redirect some of the taxes collected from sports betting in Tennessee to fund the state’s voluntary pre-K education…

How money will flow through Tennessee’s proposed public school funding formula

(The Center Square) – Every Tennessee school district received a projection from the state this week showing how much funding the district would receive during…

Tennessee subcommittees to discuss bill on ‘divisive topics’ in public higher education

(The Center Square) – A bill to address requirements related to “divisive concepts” at Tennessee’s public colleges and universities is set to be discussed in…

South Carolina school-choice voucher bill headed to full Senate Education Committee

(The Center Square) – A voucher bill that would allow South Carolina students to take their state funding with them to private schools will be…