KCBD April 27th, 2017 
he Texas Senate has approved public charter schools receiving state funding to cover facilities costs for the first time. New Braunfels Republican Sen. Donna Campbell's bill had mandated $400-plus million for charter schools' building and facilities over two years. But an amendment Thursday by Austin Democratic Sen. Kirk Watson reduced that to $100 million, with half going to traditional public schools.

CBS Boston – April 24th, 2017  
For the first time in its 65-year history, the award for National Teacher of the Year has gone to a teacher from Massachusetts.

Livingston Daily April 27th, 2017  
Former Michigan Gov. John Engler praised Charyl Stockwell Academy District at the charter school district's 20th anniversary celebration Thursday. Engler, who served three terms as governor beginning in 1990, supports public schools of choice and funding charter schools with state dollars. As governor, he pushed for the passage of the Michigan Charter School Act in 1994.