Welcome to the 21st-Century Middle School

We partner with more than 50 middle schools around Vermont, helping them get to a student-driven, tech-rich vision of middle-level education.

What We Offer Partner Schools

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.

The Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education is made possible by funding from the Richard E. and Deborah L. Tarrant Foundation.

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Partner with us

Is your school ready for the 21st Century?

We’re looking to expand our reach, and provide our free consulting services to new partner schools.

Take the first steps toward partnership: sign up to receive more information or begin the partnership inquiry process.

Research Highlights

We examine multiple factors that influence student-centered outcomes in middle level schools, with specific regard to student and teacher voice, and access to technology. We've authored more than 200 presentations and publications on such issues as:

  • Personalized Learning
  • Teacher Roles
  • Gender and Learning Engagement

Presentations and Publications

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