Success for All Forms Partnership with Sesame Workshop

Success for All, America’s largest whole-school reform model for elementary schools, and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization, have partnered to provide curriculum-based Sesame Street content to preschool children and their families in Success for All schools. In a pilot program targeting 4-year-olds and starting this September, a variety of short Sesame Street segments chosen from the program’s 44-year history will be used in Success for All early childhood classes and also sent home as part of a daily “Home Links” program that reinforces the learning with child/parent co-viewing.

The Home Links and preschool elements of the formative research and content testing effort will be piloted in schools and homes across the United States during the 2013-14 school year. The pilots will take place in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County, Md.; New Orleans; Steubenville, Ohio; Bessemer, Ala.; and Corbin and Barbourville, Ky. They will then be formally evaluated from 2014 to 2016.

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