Category Archives: Commentary

You Say You Want a Revolution?

by Cooney Center Team
July 12, 2010

  Check out Esther Wojcicki and Michael H. Levine‘s Huff Post on Teaching Literacy in a Digital Age. Add your comments to the blog post or right here!  







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The Next Sesame Street Is Digital

by TechDrawl
June 2, 2010

TechDrawl‘s Dave Walters interviewed our Executive Director, Michael H. Levine on May 19, 2010: View video & read more!







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Contests as a Tool for Innovation

by Gary Knell
June 2, 2010

Reprinted from Gary’s Blog, May 2010. Gary Knell is Sesame Workshop’s President & CEO. Earlier this month, the USDA and First Lady Michelle Obama opened entries for their Apps for Healthy Kids competition.  Via the competition, the USDA is offering a $40,000 prize pool for leveraging USDA nutritional data to … 







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Off to the FCC

by Gary Knell
June 2, 2010

Reprinted from Gary’s Blog, May 2010. Gary Knell, Sesame Workshop’s President and CEO reports on his visit to the FCC: It’s not every day you get to go to the FCC. But today, Elmo needs a chaperone. In February of 2009, Congress passed a bill which authorizes the FCC to … 







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Recharging at TED

by Michael H. Levine
June 2, 2010

Reprinted from the February 2009 Cooney Center Bits Newsletter: I had the pleasure of attending my first TED conference earlier this month in its new Long Beach, CA venue. I have watched TED talks over the years, but before founding the Cooney Center had not thought much about participating in the … 







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Education 1.0 and the Desire to Upgrade

by Scott Traylor
October 6, 2009

This post originally appeared on the Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age blog. A new high school is being built near my office. The old high school had served its function well over time, but in recent years the level of maintenance necessary to keep the school functioning translated into … 







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