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Funded: Grants Office Monthly NewsletterI was recently reminded of the importance of proofreading your proposal, a step that sometimes drops away or is not conducted properly in the rush to meet a deadline. Yet this step may mean the difference between success and failure.

Cover of Going the Distance: Online Education in the United States 2011 According to the Sloan Consortium’s recent report titled "Going the Distance: Online Education in the United States, 2011:"

  • Online enrollments are growing at ten times the rate of the overall higher education student population.
  • Thirty-one percent of all higher education students now take at least one course online.
  • Over 6.1 million students were taking at least one online course during the fall 2010 term; an increase of 560,000 students over the number reported the previous year.


Code for AmericaHere’s the ticket for you developers, designers, researchers or entrepreneurs out there who would like to build a new generation of Gov.2 apps to help city governments work better: Code for America 2013 Fellowships.

“What, sir, would you make a ship sail against the wind and currents by lighting a bonfire under her deck? I pray you excuse me. I have not time to listen to such nonsense!”

—Napoleon Bonaparte to Robert Fulton, inventor of the steamship

North Valley Community FoundationAs an email list subscriber to TechEDge, you probably subscribe to at least a couple of other email lists as I do. One that I happen to be on is the North Valley Nonprofit Council, which is part of the North Valley Community Foundation.

TAACCCT: Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant ProgramThe U.S. Department of Labor, Employment Training Administration (DOLETA), recently announced its first round of TAACCT funded projects. Each project will receive approximately $20 million.

Linux Mint: from freedom came eleganceFor several years now, Ubuntu has been the reigning champion among desktop Linux distributions, and has also made major gains in the server market, but we may be witnessing the beginning of its downfall. A series of unpopular user interface overhauls have left many users searching for alternatives, and it looks like Linux Mint is set to benefit the most from these blunders.

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Written by Aaron Sorkin ("The Social Network," "Charlie Wilson’s War," "The West Wing") and Steve Zaillian ("American Gangster," "Gangs of New York," "Schindler’s List"), the new film "Moneyball" opens with a simple white line against a panorama of the purest black. It reads:

Grants Office LogoIn September, the Grants Office website offered a Grantwriting Edition webcast conducted by Dan Casion and entitled “Bringing IT Home." The webcast is available free, though registration is required.