An article in the Sept. 21, 2011, issue of Education Week incorrectly described aspects of the spending timeline for school construction aid to districts under the proposed American Jobs Act. States would have until Sept. 30, 2012, to obligate all of the money to districts. Districts would have from 24 to 36 months from the time of enactment to spend the funds, depending on whether they got the aid through the Title I formula or a state competition.
An article in the same issue about student-retention efforts in college misstated the number of community colleges at which Single Stop USA has sites. The nonprofit has offices at 18 community colleges in five states, with more coming on board shortly. The article also should have given Elisabeth Mason’s title as co-founder of Single Stop.
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