Remaking Middle School
What We Do
Remaking Middle School is a multi-phase initiative, elevating the innovation that is present in middle schools across the country and soliciting national input on how we ensure all students thrive in, and grow from, their experience in the middle grades.
Who We Are
The Remaking Middle School Initiative is an emerging partnership working to build and steward a new collective effort for young adolescent learning and development.
Working alongside partners in the field, we are aiming to build a national action agenda, outlining how to implement initiatives and innovations that can make those changes a reality.
Reimagining middle school requires a collective effort—from those in the school building to those in the state legislature. Contact us or sign up for Remaking Middle School updates to learn how you can help transform education for adolescents across the country.
Initial results from the Remaking Middle School Listening Tour reveal an important theme: adults need to elevate and center the perspectives of youth.
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Remaking Middle School Research
With powerful research on positive youth development, we can reimagine the middle school experience in a way that recognizes the strengths of our youth. Building from an understanding of what young adolescents need, Remaking Middle School Summit participants will begin to generate solutions to transform the middle grades and build a national vision for shifting the middle school experience to a positive one for all youth.
RMS Design Lab partnered with schools to reimagine school structures that support adolescent development & address equity concerns.
This guide provides a set of resources to accompany the SEL Learning Series videos.
This guide includes key takeaways and reflection questions for group facilitators.
The Design Team developed the first assessment tool in the series focused on Supporting Autonomy. Remaking Middle School will continue to develop assessments for the other three developmental domains.
The Design Team developed the idea for a quick and informative assessment tool to help educators gauge what they know and how they apply their knowledge of adolescent development in four key domains.
Explore an open-access online resource bank organized by the four student-focused outcomes: Autonomy, Belonging, Competence, and Identity.
This intro to the toolkit helps readers understand what youth voice is, the importance of the youth voice for promoting adolescent development and their budding capabilities, and how youth voice can impact school climate and culture.
To promote positive school climate and culture, refer to this list of prompts and resources to advocate for and support the implementation of youth voice practices in schools.