Bill Gates recently summarized his foundation's work with innovative school models.
Here are some interesting findings.
New schools performed better than existing schools.
Schools work better when principals can pick teachers.
Schools that take more radical steps to improve culture work better.
He also said that states should revise caps on the number of charter schools.
If the Gates' Foundation's results are any indication, then it should show public schools that they need to work to radically change the way they do business, and it should motivate charters to continue to create environments where great teaching occurs.
Information taken from the February 4, 2009 edition of Education Week.