States Would Distribute $5-Billion to Community Colleges Under Obamas Jobs Plan

A day after President Obama unveiled a $447-billion jobs package, a few details have emerged about how the $5-billion allocated to community-college construction would be disbursed.During a news conference on Friday, Carmel Martin, the Education Departments assistant secretary for planning, evaluation, and policy development, said that if the legislation were enacted as planned, states would receive a share of the money based on their number of students attending community colleges. That share would in turn be given to specific community colleges based on those institutions with the greatest needs, she said. States Would Distribute $5-Billion to Community Colleges Under Obamas Jobs Plan