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Forty years young

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‘Sesame Street’ travels back to its Ed School roots

Harvard Graduate School of Education’s (HGSE) special relationship with “Sesame Street” goes back four decades to the very beginning, when HGSE Professor Gerald Lesser chaired the board of academic advisers who constructed the original curriculum for the series. To this day, colleagues on the faculty continue to contribute their expertise.

In an interview, HGSE Lecturer Joe Blatt, Ed.M. ’77, director of the Technology, Innovation, and Education program, shares his thoughts on the amazing success of “Sesame Street” and its impact on education — and on the Ed School.

To read the full interview.