|Present||Faculty Member, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research|
|Present||Senior Researcher, Upjohn Institute, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research|
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Postsecondary access & Promise scholarships (33)
Promise Program Design for Equity Outcomes: A Landscape Survey Upjohn Institute Working Papers (2022)
Using the W.E. Upjohn Institute’s Promise Programs Database—a searchable data set covering about 200 place-based scholarship programs—this paper explores how the design of Promise programs can shape their equity impacts. The authors first examine the ...
The Path to Free College: In Pursuit of Access, Equity, and Prosperity Books (2021)
In The Path to Free College, Michelle Miller-Adams argues that tuition-free college, if pursued strategically and in alignment with other sectors, can be a powerful agent of change. She makes the case that broadly accessible ...
Economic Benefits and Costs of Tuition-Free College in Illinois Reports (2021)
This memo estimates the main economic benefits of tuition-free college in Illinois. These economic benefits are compared with the costs of making tuition free. In addition, we consider possible fiscal benefits of tuition-free college and ...
tnAchieves from a National Perspective Presentations (2020)
Other communities and states have launched programs like the TN Promise scholarship! With more than a decade of experience leading a last-dollar scholarship program, tnAchieves has provided advice and consultation to many of these groups ...
Promise Scholarship Programs and Local Prosperity Upjohn Institute Policy Papers (2018)
We argue that place-based college scholarships, if designed intentionally and leveraged effectively, can foster local economic development. Since the introduction of the Kalamazoo Promise in 2005, a growing number of communities have applied the place-based ...
Learning from a Decade of College Promise Scholarships Presentations (2017)
The Upjohn Institute hosted a webinar Oct. 26, 2017 to hear from leaders in the place-based, or "promise" college scholarship movement. Funders of promise programs and local and state officials, including Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, ...
The Kalamazoo Promise and Changing Perceptions of the Kalamazoo Public Schools Upjohn Institute Policy Papers (2013)
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 ...
The Impact of the Kalamazoo Promise on College Choice: An Analysis of Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center Graduates Upjohn Institute Policy Papers (2013)
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 ...