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…

Public Education
Report: Tennessee K-12 students recovered from learning loss faster than most

(The Center Square) – Tennessee saw some of the largest learning recovery from pandemic conditions, according to a study from the Harvard Center for Education Policy Research. The state saw… Read More

January 31, 2024
Public Education
Tennessee ESA pilot students received $9,800 this school year

(The Center Square) – Tennessee students in a pilot educational savings account program in three counties are receiving $9,800 – the average statewide funding per public school student – this… Read More

January 18, 2024
Public Education
Senate joint committee members file report on federal K-12 education funding

(The Center Square) – Senate members of a joint committee on federal funding for K-12 education in Tennessee filed a separate report stating they could not agree with House members… Read More

January 11, 2024
Statewide ESAs, budget priorities in Tennessee legislative session

(The Center Square) – Tennessee’s 2024 legislative session will begin Tuesday with the Republican party looking to pass a budget, statewide K-12 education savings accounts, business tax cuts, enhanced school… Read More

January 9, 2024
Public Education
Report: 56% of Tennessee’s sales tax collection go to education

(The Center Square) – The state of Tennessee spent 43% of the state sales tax on education last fiscal year and 56 cents of every dollar of state and local… Read More

January 4, 2024