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E Is for Educator: Sesame Street Celebrates 50 Years of Quality Early Learning

October 2, 2019

By: Linda Jacobson

Source: Education Dive

Sara Sweetman, a University of Rhode Island (URI) assistant professor, still remembers pulling her car over to the side of the road in 2009 to take an important phone call.

Sesame Workshop was ready to bring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to the most famous street in America, and Rosemarie Truglio, senior vice president of curriculum and content, was calling on experts to advise Sesame Street’s writers on what STEM learning might look like with a muppet.

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