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…

Teachers’ union files suit over new Tennessee law blocking automatic dues withdrawals

(The Center Square) – The Tennessee Education Association has filed a lawsuit over a law that eliminates the option for automatic payroll dues deductions for its public employee members. Tennessee… Read More

June 15, 2023
Public Education
Most Tennessee districts report little improvement after 3rd grade test retake

(The Center Square) – The majority of Tennessee school districts saw less than 25% of the students who re-took the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program third-grade reading test advanced to a… Read More

June 9, 2023
Public Education
West Virginia approves 5,000 Hope Scholarship ESA applications

(The Center Square) – West Virginia received 6,300 applications for its Hope Scholarship educational savings accounts for next school year and approved 5,047 at a cost of $22 million as… Read More

June 7, 2023
Public Education
60% of Tennessee third-graders did not meeting reading result expectations

(The Center Square) – Sixty percent of Tennessee third-graders did not meet the reading score requirement on the Tennessee Comprehensive Academic Program to qualify to advance to fourth grade without… Read More

May 24, 2023
TN Gov. Lee signs Tennessee ESA voucher expansion to Chattanooga area

(The Center Square) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a bill into law on Friday that expands the state’s pilot educational savings account program to Hamilton County, which includes the… Read More

May 8, 2023