Las Vegas Review Journal April 5th, 2017   
Nevada charter schools that comply with class-size requirements would be eligible to receive money from the state, under a bill introduced Tuesday in the Legislature. Sen. Scott Hammond, R-Las Vegas, said the bill would create equity. Many charters in the state comply with the rules but are not eligible for funding for being in compliance. The bill includes a “hold harmless” provision, meaning the bill will not go into effect unless additional money is set aside to offset the increased cost so that districts do not receive less money because charters opt in.

The Washington Post – April 3rd, 2017  
A local philanthropic group wants to revamp low-performing public schools and open others, 25 in all over the next five years. There are 233 public schools in the District with 90,000 students, counting city and charter schools. But Mieka Wick, chief executive of CityBridge Education, said last week that there are not enough schools with “high-quality” seats where students are meeting or exceeding academic standards.

The Washington Post April 5th, 2017  
First lady Melania Trump and Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan paid a visit to an all-girls D.C. charter school  on Wednesday, an event that served to promote the empowerment of young women and to highlight the Trump administration’s interest in promoting alternatives to traditional public schools. Students greeted the women with flowers as they arrived at Excel Academy Public Charter School, which serves nearly 700 mostly African American girls in preschool through eighth grade. The school is east of the Anacostia River in one of Washington’s poorest neighborhoods.