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Entries from July 2012

Behind the Article: Las Vegas’s Clark County and Race To The Top—District (RTTT-D)

July 22nd, 2012 · 1 Comment

In a press release masquerading as a news article, The Las Vegas Sun claims that the Clark County School District—the big one that covers Vegas—doesn’t want to apply for Race To The Top—District funds because they have “too many strings attached.” The strings aren’t that different from those that come with any very large grant [...]

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Tags: Government · Grants · Media

President Obama Would Likely Make a Good Grant Writer, as He Recognizes the Value of Telling a Compelling Story

July 15th, 2012 · 4 Comments

In a recent Charlie Rose interview, President Obama said this about his first term: The mistake of my first couple of years was thinking that this job was just about getting the policy right, and that’s important [. . . .] But, you know, the nature of this office is also to tell a story [...]

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Tags: Government · Grants · Stories

Have you seen a Federal agency request a low-quality program? And The Language of the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) Program

July 14th, 2012 · 3 Comments

The Department of Education’s Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) Program RFP begins by saying that IAL “supports high-quality programs designed to develop and improve literacy skills for children and students from birth through 12th grade within the attendance boundaries of high-need local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools.” Have you ever seen a Federal department—or a [...]

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Tags: RFPs

The Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) Is Legal — For Now — And Its Implications for Grants

July 1st, 2012 · No Comments

Subscribers to the Seliger Funding Report (our e-mail newsletter) have seen the numerous RFPs related to the Affordable Care Act, and loyal blog readers have probably noticed our numerous posts on the issue. Unless you’ve been living in a media-free environment for the last couple of days, you’re also aware that the Supreme Court found [...]

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Tags: Government