Kalamazoo Promise

10:57 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

The Promise of the Private College

Kalamazoo College president Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran speaks at a Kalamazoo Promise press conference June 10.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The Kalamazoo Promise made a big announcement yesterday.

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12:59 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Kalamazoo Promise to Cover Some Private Colleges

Kalamazoo College Library
Credit Kalamazoo College

The Kalamazoo Promise has brought more than a dozen private Michigan colleges into the program that pays tuition for graduates of the Kalamazoo Public Schools. Officials of the scholarship program and a group representing private colleges announced the agreement Tuesday at Kalamazoo College.

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6:12 am
Fri June 6, 2014

"Important Change" to Kalamazoo Promise to be Announced Next Week

Announcement will be made at Kalamazoo College Field House
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo Promise is announcing an "important change" on Tuesday morning, Promise officials said today. The announcement will be made at Kalamazoo College, and the presidents of Kalamazoo and Adrian colleges will be in attendance, as well as the president of Michigan Colleges Alliance, which represents 14 private colleges throughout Michigan, said a press release from The Promise office.
12:36 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

NPR's Morning Edition Examines the Kalamazoo Promise

Interview is part of series on paying for college
Paying for college presents a tremendous hurdle to many families, from wading through paperwork and navigating financial aid to understanding the long-term implications of college debt. But what if the city you lived in footed the bill for college? That's what Kalamazoo, Mich., has been doing for almost a decade.
10:37 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Politico: Can the Promise Save Kalamazoo?

"Kalamazoo had been a center for educational innovation for decades—and as such, a great place for an urban experiment that revolved around free college."
For weeks there were whispers. And then one night in November 2005, hundreds of parents, teachers, and students crammed into a big Art Deco recital hall south of downtown. Janice Brown, the superintendent of the Kalamazoo schools, had an announcement to make, and it was even more surprising than the rumors that preceded it: Kalamazoo, small, struggling...