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Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education

Welcome to the future of Middle School

New: The Tarrant Foundation has announced another $5 million gift to the Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education, increasing our annual budget to $1.5 million. The new funding will allow us to triple the number of Vermont schools we're able to serve.

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What We Offer

The Tarrant Institute provides a variety of services to help schools make the transition to engaging, technology-rich teaching and learning.

In exchange for their substantial commitment to a new vision for teaching and learning, we offer our partner schools intensive professional development, leadership preparation and planning, and small grants for innovative technologies -- all free of charge.

To the broader community, we conduct extensive research, evaluation, dissemination and outreach.

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the backlash against STEM education

New on the blog:
the backlash against STEM education?

Graduate research fellow Mark Olofson tackles a recent article criticizing the current push for support of STEM education:

"Recently, Fareed Zakaria (a journalist for whom I have a lot of respect) published an op-ed titled 'Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous.' With a splashy title like that, you can be certain that I clicked through. The article makes many good points; however, his arguments are based on a shallow understanding of STEM, 21st century skills, and innovations in education."

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