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The Power of a Promise: Education and Economic Renewall in Kalamazoo


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  • Michelle Miller-Adams

    (Grand Valley State University and W.E. Upjohn Institute)


In the first comprehensive account of the Kalamazoo Promise, Miller-Adams addresses both the potential and challenges inherent in place-based universal scholarship programs and explains why this unprecedented experiment in education-based economic renewal is being emulated by scores of citites and towns around the nation.

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This book is provided by W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research in its series Books from Upjohn Press with number pop and published in 2009.

ISBN: cloth 9780880993401 paper 9780880993395
Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:pop

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Postal: 300 S. Westnedge Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49007 USA
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Keywords: regional economic development; community development; place-based policies; college scholarhips; kalamazoo; promise;

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Cited by:
  1. Timothy J. Bartik & Marta Lachowska, 2012. "The Short-Term Effects of the Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship on Student Outcomes," Upjohn Working Papers and Journal Articles 12-186, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
  2. Brad J. Hershbein, 2013. "A Second Look at Enrollment Changes after the Kalamazoo Promise," Upjohn Working Papers and Journal Articles 13-200, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
  3. Michelle Miller-Adams & Bridget Timmeney, 2013. "The Impact of the Kalamazoo Promise on College Choice: An Analysis of Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center Graduates," Upjohn Working Papers and Journal Articles 2013-014, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.


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