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…

Lee signs bill to expand Tennessee HOPE scholarship by $85M

(The Center Square) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a bill on Wednesday that will expand the state’s HOPE scholarship program with an $85 million increase in… Read More

June 2, 2022
Tennessee’s Lee faces deadline to sign state budget, HOPE scholarship expansion bills

(The Center Square) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee will decide on whether or not to sign the state budget appropriations bill, a bill expanding the state’s HOPE scholarship program and… Read More

June 1, 2022
Metro Nashville won’t allow charter middle schoolers to compete on MNPS sports teams

(The Center Square) – Charter school students in Nashville will no longer be able to participate in athletics at Metro Nashville Public Schools. The decision comes as Tennessee moves from… Read More

May 25, 2022
Public Education
Report: Local tax dollars fund majority of Tennessee K-12 school capital projects

(The Center Square) – During legislative budget negotiations earlier this year, Tennessee Senate Finance Committee Chairman Bo Watson, R-Hixson, was asked about the Legislature removing $200 million from Gov. Bill… Read More

May 24, 2022
Tennessee Supreme Court rules in favor of education savings account program

(The Center Square) – Tennessee’s Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that an education savings account program passed by the General Assembly in 2019 was constitutional. The program,… Read More

May 19, 2022