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…

Nearly 1,000 families applied, 350 accepted into Tennessee’s pilot educational savings account plan

(The Center Square) – Tennessee has seen nearly 1,000 families apply and more than 350 have been accepted into the state’s pilot educational savings account program. The… Read More

October 13, 2022
Poll: South Carolina voters support educational savings accounts, school choice

(The Center Square) – South Carolina residents are supportive of school choice, according to a new survey of eligible voters from the South Carolina Policy Council. When asked about education… Read More

September 7, 2022
Public Education
Report: South Carolina inflation-adjusted K-12 spending rose 19% since 2002

(The Center Square) – South Carolina spends $14,310 per student in its K-12 public schools, an inflation-adjusted increase of 19% since 2002, according to a new study from… Read More

August 26, 2022
Public Education
Report questions Tennessee public school’s spending of $3.5B in COVID-19 relief funds

(The Center Square) – A new report from Beacon Center of Tennessee shows that school districts throughout Tennessee received a total of nearly $3.5 billion sent directly to… Read More

August 24, 2022
Judicial panel rules that Tennessee education savings account program can move forward

(The Center Square) – A Tennessee trial court ruled Friday that Tennessee’s Education Scholarship Program can move forward. A three-judge panel heard arguments earlier in the day from… Read More

August 8, 2022