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Connecting to Learn: Creating Digital Opportunities for Hispanic-American Families

Michael Levine | Posted 02.19.2015 | Education
Michael Levine

While Hispanic families are early adopters of technologies in the U.S., our survey research indicates that we are missing a key opportunity to tap the digital promise that may lie in both traditional television and the new, more interactive media.

Responding to the President's Call for Student Privacy

Sara Kloek | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Sara Kloek

Privacy is important but so is helping kids develop new skills, learn about the world, and have fun. When it comes to apps, a little knowledge can go a long way for both parents and for kids.

Women's Firsts in the Big Apple

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 01.17.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

When Joan Ganz Cooney decided to start the Children's Television Workshop, she was told that she could be the deputy, but that a man should be in charge. Her response was that if a man were in charge, she would not be involved

Kids and Educational Media: Desire to Learn vs. Design to Teach

David Kleeman | Posted 03.29.2014 | Parents
David Kleeman

"Educational" TV isn't necessarily "quality" TV, and while the government can demand that broadcasters offer shows with curriculum and goals, it can't enforce that they be any good.

Heads-Up, Media Producers: Families Still Matter Most in a Digital Age

Michael Levine | Posted 08.06.2011 | Technology
Michael Levine

Tomorrow, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop is presenting a report at the E 3 Expo in Los Angeles that may surprise media designers and c...

Make Teaching Creativity More Than Just a Song and Dance (VIDEO)

Michael Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michael Levine

If our schools are to truly prepare our children for the 21st century, we need to think differently about creativity and how to foster these skills.