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…

Bill to add Hamilton County to Tennessee ESA school voucher pilot advances

(The Center Square) – Hamilton County students might soon have access to educational savings accounts like students in Davidson and Shelby counties. Senate Bill 12 advanced through the… Read More

February 9, 2023
Public Education
Audit: $13,700 bonus paid to Dickson County director of schools not approved by board

(The Center Square) – An audit of Dickson County schools found Director of Schools Danny Weeks received $13,700 in compensation as part of a federal grant that was not part… Read More

January 25, 2023
Public Education
Audit finds Dyer County Schools gave unauthorized bonuses to administrators

(The Center Square) — An audit from the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office found that Dyer County Schools gave more than $60,000 in ineligible bonuses to administrators out of federal COVID-19 grant… Read More

January 4, 2023
Proposed legislation would expand Tennessee school ESA program

(The Center Square) — A school voucher pilot program that began this school year in Davidson and Shelby counties could be expanded if new proposed legislation becomes law. Sen. Todd… Read More

December 9, 2022
Public Education
Tennessee’s Department of Education looking for $350M budget increase

(The Center Square) – A year after receiving $1 billion in additional funding for K-12 education, Tennessee’s Department of Education is asking for a $353.3 million increase in… Read More

November 17, 2022