kalamazoo promise http://michiganradio.org en Kalamazoo Promise 2.0? Ypsilanti embarks on districtwide scholarship program http://michiganradio.org/post/kalamazoo-promise-20-ypsilanti-embarks-districtwide-scholarship-program-3 <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Ypsilanti’s school district is pushing for a <a href="http://annarbor.com/news/ypsilanti/ypsilanti-community-schools-to-pursue-college-scholarship-program-similar-to-kalamazoo-promise/">districtwide scholarship program</a> that will provide tuition funds to its graduates.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">On Monday, Ypsilanti Community Schools officially opened its doors. YCS is the product of school consolidation in Washtenaw County. Earlier this year, <a href="http://www.annarbor.com/news/ypsilanti/ypsilanti-willow-run-consolidation-election-2012-results-voters-decide-fate/">voters approved</a> the combination of the financially troubled Ypsilanti Public School district and Willow Run Community Schools.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">With a <a href="http://www.annarbor.com/news/ypsilanti/ypsilanti-community-schools-reveals-new-mascot-logo/">new mascot selected</a> and a logo finalized, the merged district is beginning to rebrand its image.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">School supporters hope a new scholarship program that would provide funding for community college tuition for all qualifying students will be a big part of that new image.</span> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 17:46:06 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13234 at http://michiganradio.org Kalamazoo Promise 2.0? Ypsilanti embarks on districtwide scholarship program Kalamazoo Promise executive director stepping down http://michiganradio.org/post/kalamazoo-promise-executive-director-stepping-down <p>One of the founders of the Kalamazoo Promise is stepping down after five years with the education scholarship program.<br><br>Janice Brown has served as the Kalamazoo Promise’s executive director since 2008. Before that, she was the superintendent of Kalamazoo Public Schools.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 00:31:18 +0000 Steve Carmody 12438 at http://michiganradio.org Kalamazoo Promise executive director stepping down