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Hybrid Leaders, Entrepreneurial Solutions and the Transformation of Public Education: Report on the 6th Annual NewSchools Summit

The NewSchools Venture Fund Summit, created in 1999, brings together an important and unique community of leaders from across the education, business, policy, research, and philanthropic sectors to learn about and develop entrepreneurial solutions for the crisis facing our nation’s public schools. In 2005, the Summit brought together over 400 “hybrid” leaders to collaborate and share best practices in education.

This report highlights some of the major discussions of the Summit, including those on performance-driven systems, district-charter partnerships, charter school quality, and strategies for attracting and retaining high quality teachers.