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Higher Ed in the News

Obama seeks $12B for community colleges

July 14, 2009

Conceding unemployment will get worse before it shrinks, President Barack Obama has unveiled a $12 billion plan to help community colleges prepare millions of people for a new generation of jobs.

Obama has proposed an "American Graduation Initiative" to train people for jobs such as those expected in the clean energy industry.

Under the plan, competitive grants would be offered to schools to try new programs or expand training and counseling.

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