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101. | Series May Move Studio Work To Mississippi, 2004
in the state while setting her agency on an mississippi Educational Broadcasting appointed Marie Antoon as the at the University of mississippi and before that
Selections from the newspaper about
public TV and radio in the United States If plans go ahead, Between the Lions
Between the Lions
Originally published in Current , Feb. 23, 2004
By Karen Everhart Creators of Between the Lions , a PBS children's series with a solid educational curriculum but insufficient funds to continue production, have forged a new partnership with Mississippi Public Broadcasting that could keep the series alive for two more seasons. The literacy series, one of the first PBS Kids shows to launch with Ready to Learn funding, is a curricular standard-bearer, but its high-end production values and limited sales of licensed products made it a pricey project for public TV. Last year, PBS offered to cover 22 percent of the cost of a fifth season, but producers struggled to raise the $2.5 million to complete their budget. WGBH and Sirius Thinking, partners in creating the series and producing 70 episodes, also secured research grants to extend educational uses of the Between the Lions for Native American and Spanish-speaking children ( accompanying story The alliance with Mississippi's state-owned public broadcasting network is easing the program's economic squeeze and reviving hopes for new seasons. Talks about bringing MPB into the project began casually and became more serious last summer as producers wondered how to keep

102. NCEF Resource List: High Performance School Buildings
for Educational Facilities, and the US Environmental Protection Agency. Zimmerman, David, AIA (mississippi State University, Educational Design Institute
NCEF's resource list of documents, reports, links, books, and journal articles exploring high performance schools, including sustainability and green design issues, cost and funding concerns, and educational and community benefits.
School and Community Participation in the Design, Construction, and Stewardship of Green School Grounds.

(EcoSchool Design, 2004)
This is a list of resources providing information about increasing participation on green school ground projects. Many schools successfully involve students, teachers, school administrators, community members, design professionals, and other interested individuals and organizations. Case studies includes examples of projects around the world that include significant participatory elements. 2p.
The Healthy and High Performance School in New York State. Improving Student Health, Improving Student Achievement, and Saving Money for Schools.

103. SurfWax -- News And Articles On Public Education
Articles on Public education from newspapers and magazines around the world.
    Last update: Jun 10, 2004 Archives: Public Education
    Study Finds Senior Exams Are Too Basic
    Jun 10, 2004
    Bob Schaeffer, public education director for the organization, said that Achieve's reports invariably called for raising the academic bar for students. "It sounds like the latest installment from the 'Chicken Little, the Sky is Falling' crowd," Mr. Schaeffer said, adding that the group frequently tied reports of poor academic performance to dire predictions for the American work force and economy. (Google News US)
    Majority of Consumers Approve of Stem Cell Research Despite Ethical Concerns
    Jun 10, 2004
    Its clients include corporations in changing markets, institutions and industries working to redefine their image, organizations running public affairs and public education campaigns, and advocates campaigning for legislative reform. KRC Research has offices in Washington, D.C., New England and London. (Yahoo Finance Advertising)
    Gov. Bush spends two days courting biotech firms in California
    Jun 10, 2004
    He also cited vast amounts of research at the University of Florida and other state colleges that have gone relatively unnoticed, a philosophy that protects the environment while not restricting investment and a major effort to improve public education. "Over the next 10 years, we will see significant research that will result in major investments, not only at the Scripps site in Palm Beach County, but across the entire state," Bush told potential investors. (

104. TSSA (Technology Standards For School Administrators)
TSSA DocumentClick here to view the full TSSA Document (PDF). ANNOUNCING! ISTE adopts the TSSA standards as the National Educational Technology Standards for
Technology Standards
School Administrators (TSSA)
Collaborative Purpose:

To develop a national consensus on Technology Standards for School Administrators. TSSA News
TSSA Document
Click here to view the full TSSA Document (PDF) ANNOUNCING! ISTE adopts the TSSA standards as the National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators (NETS*A). (PDF Format 02/28/02 Printer Friendly Version)
Click here for the front.

Click here for the back.

The TSSA Collaborative includes: PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS Not-for-profit organizations that have applied and been approved by the TSSA Collaborative as Participating Organizations in the TSSA Standards Initiative are committed to s upporting the standards by providing expertise in the development and refinement of the standards, assistance in disseminating the standards, and support in implementing the TSSA Standards. Current members are:

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