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…

TN Gov. Lee signs Tennessee ESA voucher expansion to Chattanooga area

(The Center Square) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a bill into law on Friday that expands the state’s pilot educational savings account program to Hamilton County, which includes the… Read More

May 8, 2023
Tennessee education will be led by new school choice advocate

(The Center Square) – As Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee prepares to finalize a decision to sign legislation to expand the state’s educational savings account program, the state is about to… Read More

May 5, 2023
Tennessee Legislature approves ESA expansion after Knox County removed

(The Center Square) – Tennessee’s educational savings account pilot expansion will now include just Hamilton County after a discrepancy between the state’s House and Senate led to the removal of… Read More

April 24, 2023
Public Education
Tennessee House passes teacher pay raise, stops TEA dues collection

(The Center Square) – The Tennessee House approved a bill Wednesday to increase the base teacher salary to $50,000 in the state by the 2026-27 school year. The bill also… Read More

April 20, 2023
Tennessee House passes bill to add Hamilton, Knox counties to ESA voucher pilot

(The Center Square) – A bill to add Hamilton and Knox counties to Tennessee’s education savings account program passed the Tennessee House on Wednesday and will now head back to… Read More

April 19, 2023