The 74 – May 1st, 2017 
The deal provides an additional $9 million for federal charter school programs, for a total of $342 million, and another $1 million for magnet schools, for a total of about $98 million.

St. Louis Public Radio – May 2nd, 2017  
It’s been nearly 20 years since charter school took root in Missouri, bringing independently operated but publicly funded education to St. Louis and Kansas City. Often touted as a means of allowing parents flexibility when it comes to their kids’ education, “school choice” expansion is growing in favor among Republican politicians, including U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens.
In the coming months, St. Louis Public Radio will detail the world of charter schools. But, as any teacher would tell you, an introductory lesson is the first place to start.

my Statesman – May 1st, 2017  
The state Senate has cleared a bill that would help save Texas charter schools money by allowing them more state-backed construction bonds. Senate Bill 1480, which would allocate an additional $3 billion of the Permanent School Fund to back charter school bonds, passed the Senate Monday, with four Republicans voting against the measure. The $30 billion Permanent School Fund, the largest education endowment in the country, guarantees bonds from traditional school districts and charter schools, allowing them to borrow money for construction at lower interest rates.