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ERIC Number: ED560182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Metropolitan Nashville's Innovation Zone: High-Need Schools Help Teacher-Leaders with Paid, Yearlong Student Teachers. An Opportunity Culture Case Study
Barrett, Sharon Kebschul
Public Impact
Better-prepared new teachers, more adults in every classroom, more small-group instruction, more adults caring for every student--how can a school wrap all that up in one package? Three Metropolitan Nashville Opportunity Culture schools are trying a novel approach with paid, yearlong student teaching positions. The three schools are: (1) Buena Vista Elementary; (2) Bailey STEM Magnet Middle; and (3) Robert Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary. In this case study, Public Impact examines this "aspiring teachers" program and its early implementation. A snapshot is provided of the impetus for creating the aspiring teachers program and its first months of implementation, based on interviews with aspiring teachers and iZone leaders and principals. [Angie Spong, Emily Ayscue Hassel, Bryan C. Hassel, Jiye Grace Han, and Rob Weldon contributed to this case study.]
Public Impact. 504 Dogwood Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. Tel: 919-240-7955; Fax: 919-928-8473; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Carnegie Corporation of New York; Joyce Foundation
Authoring Institution: Public Impact
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee