Kalmazoo Promise http://michiganradio.org en Kalamazoo Promise scholarship yields mixed results http://michiganradio.org/post/kalamazoo-promise-scholarship-yields-mixed-results <p>Six years after Kalamazoo Public schools unveiled<a href="https://www.kalamazoopromise.com/"> the Promise scholarship</a>, the program&#39;s administrators say the program has had success, but maintain there is still a lot of work to be done, according to the <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2011/11/the_kalamazoo_promise_scholars.html">Kalamazoo Gazette</a>.</p><p>The program has provided tuition assistance to more than 2,300 district high school graduates to the tune of over $30 million.</p> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 20:35:43 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 5153 at http://michiganradio.org Kalamazoo Promise scholarship yields mixed results "Detroit College Promise" awards $500 tuition grant to students http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-college-promise-awards-500-tuition-grant-students <p>When <a href="http://www.ed.gov/">U.S. Secretary of Education</a> Arne Duncan <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/education-secretary-arne-duncan-michigan-praises-detroit-education-efforts">visited Detroit last week</a>, he brought up the Kalamazoo Promise scholarship program. He called it the &ldquo;best economic development tool&rdquo; for a city, and urged Detroit to develop something similar.</p> Sun, 11 Sep 2011 19:00:00 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 4102 at http://michiganradio.org "Detroit College Promise" awards $500 tuition grant to students