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The Kalamazoo Promise And Changing Perceptions Of The Kalamazoo Public Schools, Michelle Miller-Adams, Jenna Fiore Mar 2015

The Kalamazoo Promise And Changing Perceptions Of The Kalamazoo Public Schools, Michelle Miller-Adams, Jenna Fiore

Michelle Miller-Adams

This research brief addresses the question of whether the introduction of the Kalamazoo Promise in late 2005 brought about a shift in media coverage of Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS). It is part of an effort to examine the nonacademic effects of the Kalamazoo Promise—more specifically, if and how the Promise has changed the broader community. A review of educational content in the Kalamazoo Gazette and the Grand Rapids Press pre- and post-Promise announcement was analyzed to determine whether the introduction of the Kalamazoo Promise changed media coverage, thereby affecting community perceptions of KPS as compared to Grand Rapids Public ...


The Impact Of The Kalamazoo Promise On College Choice: An Analysis Of Kalamazoo Area Math And Science Center Graduates, Michelle Miller-Adams, Bridget Timmeney Mar 2015

The Impact Of The Kalamazoo Promise On College Choice: An Analysis Of Kalamazoo Area Math And Science Center Graduates, Michelle Miller-Adams, Bridget Timmeney

Michelle Miller-Adams

The Kalamazoo Promise has led to a pronounced shift in the college-going patterns of Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS) students who attend the Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center (KAMSC). Following the introduction of the Kalamazoo Promise in 2005, the percentage of KPS KAMSC students attending public, in-state institutions of higher education has almost doubled—a shift that reflects the program rules of the Promise, which covers tuition and fees only at public postsecondary institutions in Michigan. The percentage of non-KPS KAMSC students attending an in-state, public institution also rose in the post-2006 period but only very slightly, suggesting that the ...


Can Universal, Place-Based Scholarships Reduce Inequality? Lessons From Kalamazoo, Michigan, Michelle Miller-Adams Mar 2015

Can Universal, Place-Based Scholarships Reduce Inequality? Lessons From Kalamazoo, Michigan, Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

The Kalamazoo Promise, announced in 2005, is an innovative college-scholarship program available to every graduate of the Kalamazoo (Michigan) Public Schools. Programs such as the Kalamazoo Promise, which is being emulated in cities across the United States, open new avenues for the acquisition of human capital regardless of income level or academic achievement, while facilitating the creation of new economic and social assets for the community. Following a brief explanation of the program itself, this paper examines the Kalamazoo Promise as a human capital-investment strategy and its potential as a mechanism for reducing inequality. I find that the Kalamazoo Promise ...


The Impacts Of Macomb Community College On The Economy Of Macomb County, George A. Erickcek, Kevin Hollenbeck Feb 2015

The Impacts Of Macomb Community College On The Economy Of Macomb County, George A. Erickcek, Kevin Hollenbeck

George A. Erickcek

No abstract provided.


Ten-Year Cost Estimation Of A Proposed Lansing Promise Scholarship, George A. Erickcek Feb 2015

Ten-Year Cost Estimation Of A Proposed Lansing Promise Scholarship, George A. Erickcek

George A. Erickcek

No abstract provided.


Economic Impact Of Northwestern Michigan College: Final Report, George Erickcek Feb 2015

Economic Impact Of Northwestern Michigan College: Final Report, George Erickcek

George A. Erickcek

No abstract provided.


Economic Development Benefits Of Preschool Expansion In Kalamazoo County, Timothy J. Bartik Jan 2015

Economic Development Benefits Of Preschool Expansion In Kalamazoo County, Timothy J. Bartik

Timothy J. Bartik

This paper examines the effects of preschool expansion in Kalamazoo County on the county's economic development. Effects on the county's economic development are defined as effects on the employment and earnings of county residents. The estimated effects are found to be large relative to the costs. In addition to their relevance to Kalamazoo County, these simulations illustrate how the analysis presented in two previous papers (Bartik 2006, 2008) can be done for an individual county or metropolitan area. Such simulations may be of interest to other counties or metropolitan areas that are considering expansions in early childhood programs.


Increasing The Economic Development Benefits Of Higher Education In Michigan, Timothy J. Bartik Jan 2015

Increasing The Economic Development Benefits Of Higher Education In Michigan, Timothy J. Bartik

Timothy J. Bartik

This paper considers how a state such as Michigan can increase the economic development benefits of higher education. Research evidence suggests that higher education increases local economic development principally by increasing the quality of the local workforce, and secondarily by increasing local innovative ideas. These economic development benefits of higher education can be increased by: 1) competent management of conventional economic development programs that focus on business attraction and retention; 2) policies that focus on increasing local job skills by educating the state's residents, as opposed to attracting in-migrants; 3) policies that address specific "market failures" in how higher ...


Boosting Michigan's Economy Through Educational Improvements, Timothy J. Bartik Jan 2015

Boosting Michigan's Economy Through Educational Improvements, Timothy J. Bartik

Timothy J. Bartik

No abstract provided.


Process And Net Impact Evaluations Of The Focus: Hope Adult Training Programs And Student Loan Fund, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

Process And Net Impact Evaluations Of The Focus: Hope Adult Training Programs And Student Loan Fund, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.


The Impacts Of Macomb Community College On The Economy Of Macomb County, George A. Erickcek, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

The Impacts Of Macomb Community College On The Economy Of Macomb County, George A. Erickcek, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.


Focus:Hope: Using Unsecured Student Loans To Self-Finance Job Training For Disadvantaged Workers, Kevin Hollenbeck, Kelly Derango Jan 2015

Focus:Hope: Using Unsecured Student Loans To Self-Finance Job Training For Disadvantaged Workers, Kevin Hollenbeck, Kelly Derango

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.


An Evaluation Of The Manufacturing Technology Partnership (Mtp) Program, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

An Evaluation Of The Manufacturing Technology Partnership (Mtp) Program, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.