The Electric Company is a Sesame Workshop production in association with PBS, and is funded in part by a Ready To Learn grant from the U.S. Department of Education, part of a cooperative agreement with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS, and The Ready To Learn Partnership.

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The U.S. Department of Education was established on May 4, 1980 by Congress in the Department of Education Organization Act (Public Law 96-88 of October 1979).

The Department’s mission is to:

  • Strengthen the Federal commitment to assuring access to equal educational opportunity for every individual;
  • Supplement and complement the efforts of states, the local school systems and other instrumentalities of the states, the private sector, public and private nonprofit educational research institutions, community-based organizations, parents, and students to improve the quality of education;
  • Encourage the increased involvement of the public, parents, and students in Federal education programs;
  • Promote improvements in the quality and usefulness of education through Federally supported research, evaluation, and sharing of information;
  • Improve the coordination of Federal education programs;
  • Improve the management of Federal education activities; and
  • Increase the accountability of Federal education programs to the President, the Congress, and the public.

The National Institute on Early Childhood Development and Education sponsors comprehensive and challenging research in order to help ensure that America’s young children are successful in school and beyond — and to enhance their quality of life and that of their families.

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Corporation for Public Broadcasting

CPB, a private nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967, invests in educational public radio, television and online services for the American people. The Corporation is the industry's largest single source of funds for national public television and radio program development and production. CPB, a grant-making organization, also funds more than 1,100 public radio and television stations. For more information, visit

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For more than 100 years, American Greetings Corporation has been a creator and manufacturer of innovative social expression products that assist consumers in enhancing their relationships. The Company’s major greeting card lines are American Greetings, Carlton Cards, Gibson, Recycled Paper Greetings and Papyrus, and other paper product offerings include DesignWare party goods and American Greetings and Plus Mark gift-wrap and boxed cards. American Greetings also has the largest collection of electronic greetings on the Web, including cards available at through AG Interactive, Inc.

At American Greetings, our goal is to create cards that truly capture the thoughts and feelings of a very diverse group of consumers, so that no matter who shops for our brand, they’ll always find the perfect card. Living up to this promise requires the fresh ideas, insights, and talents of employees as diverse and varied as the people we’re trying to reach.

It is on this foundation of creativity that American Greetings is proud to be a sponsor of The Electric Company.

“We have had a great, longstanding relationship with Sesame Workshop and we are thrilled to be sponsoring The Electric Company,” said Mike Brown, vice president of licensing at American Greetings. “Being able to assist in reducing the literacy gap in America with The Electric Company is something we are very proud of.”

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The contents of this media kit were developed under grant #U295A100025 from the Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.