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Students cheer as U.S. President Barack Obama attends the 2010 Kalamazoo Central High School graduation at Western Michigan University in Michigan, June 7, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS EDUCATION)

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The Kalamazoo Promise: A beginning, not an end

June 25, 2015, Brad Hershbein

In the third and last of our series on the Kalamazoo Promise, Brad Hershbein discusses the benefits of the program, drawing on his recent findings in a paper with colleagues from the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. They find that the Kalamazoo Promise has not only resulted in higher college attendance, but has also boosted college completion among low-income students.

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