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…

Gov. Lee launches plan for 20K K-12 ESAs across Tennessee

(The Center Square) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee began his push for a statewide educational savings account plan that will include 20,000 ESAs in the first year and an unlimited… Read More

November 29, 2023
Public Education
Tennessee Department of Education details federal grants to committee

(The Center Square) – Tennessee’s Department of Education broke down how $1.3 billion in federal grants are spent, recorded and details related to those grants during the fourth day of… Read More

November 15, 2023
Public Education
Audit: Most West Virginia school districts violated federal rules for $1.2B in grants

(The Center Square) – Thirty-seven of West Virginia’s 54 county school districts were noncompliant spending more than $1.2 billion in federal COVID-19 funds, according to a new report. A … Read More

November 14, 2023
Public Education
U.S. Department of Education declines to meet with Tennessee committee

(The Center Square) – The third day of presentations for Tennessee’s committee to examine rejecting federal funding for its K-12 schools did not include a presentation from the U.S. Department… Read More

November 9, 2023
Tennessee lawmaker preparing for statewide K-12 ESA bill

(The Center Square) – The Tennessee Legislature will hear a proposal to create a statewide educational savings program in the upcoming session, Rep. Mark White, R-Memphis, confirmed to The Center… Read More

November 7, 2023