Jon Styf

Jon Styf is an award-winning editor and reporter who has worked in Illinois, Texas, Wisconsin, Florida, and Michigan in local newsrooms over the past 20 years, working for Shaw Media, Hearst, and…

Tennessee approves 7,800 appeals of third-grade reading retention law

(The Center Square) – More than 86% of the appeals filed related to Tennessee’s third-grade retention law succeeded and the student will advance to fourth grade in the first year… Read More

July 21, 2023
Public Education
Poll: Tennessee residents support expanding K-12 ESA voucher program

(The Center Square) – Tennessee residents support expanding the state’s educational savings account program to the rest of the state, according to a new wide-ranging poll from Beacon Center. The… Read More

July 6, 2023
Teachers’ union files suit over new Tennessee law blocking automatic dues withdrawals

(The Center Square) – The Tennessee Education Association has filed a lawsuit over a law that eliminates the option for automatic payroll dues deductions for its public employee members. Tennessee… Read More

June 15, 2023
Public Education
Most Tennessee districts report little improvement after 3rd grade test retake

(The Center Square) – The majority of Tennessee school districts saw less than 25% of the students who re-took the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program third-grade reading test advanced to a… Read More

June 9, 2023
Public Education
West Virginia approves 5,000 Hope Scholarship ESA applications

(The Center Square) – West Virginia received 6,300 applications for its Hope Scholarship educational savings accounts for next school year and approved 5,047 at a cost of $22 million as… Read More

June 7, 2023