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Entries from December 2011

There is Now a Standard for Everything: Nutritional Snacks and Perhaps Making Tea

December 18th, 2011 · No Comments

From page 21 of the California 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) RFP: A nutritional snack must be served each day the after school program operates. All snacks are required to meet specific nutrition requirements as stated in California Education Code (EC) Section 49431. Include a statement that explains how the nutritional snack requirement [...]

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Tags: RFPs

Small Business Focus: Our Workstation and Computer Setups

December 11th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Judging by the popularity of posts like “The Workstations of Popular Websites” on Webdesigner Depot, and Writers’ rooms on The Guardian, people really like to see other people’s workspace.* A brief warning: following those links might inspire techno lust. Still, the diversity of setups is amazing, ranging from aesthetic minimalist to complete anarchy. In the [...]

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Tags: Tools · Writing

Our Town, and Not the Play: What Does The NEA Program Actually Do?

December 4th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Astute readers of our e-mail grant newsletter may have noticed the unusual project description for the Our Town program: “Grants to engage in ‘creative placemaking,’ or improving places and installing art to make them friendlier to communities.” But what does that mean? The RFP is even more opaque than our description: In creative placemaking, partners [...]

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