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2023

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Don’t Dismiss the Value of Free-College Programs. They Do Help Low-Income Students., Sara Goldrick-Rab and Michelle Miller-Adams
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Tuition-Free College Plan is Smart Investment in Michigan’s Future, Michelle Miller-Adams
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We Need Tuition-Free College. For Adults., Michelle Miller-Adams
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What the Free College Movement Can Learn from Kalamazoo, Michelle Miller-Adams
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How Promise Programs Can Help Former Industrial Communities, Michelle Miller-Adams and John C. Austin
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2022

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Seize the Time: Needed Research on Local Economic Development in an Era of Increased Attention to Problems of Place, Timothy J. Bartik
Publication: Upjohn Institute Policy Papers

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The Kalamazoo Promise “Sweet 16," Summary Study Results: 16 Key Findings from 16 Years Studying The Kalamazoo Promise, Kathleen Bolter and Isabel McMullen
Publication: Reports

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Bridging Research and Practice to Achieve Community Prosperity, Kathleen Bolter, Michelle Miller-Adams, Timothy J. Bartik, Brad J. Hershbein, Kyle Huisman, Bridget F. Timmeney, Brian J. Asquith, Gabrielle Pepin, Lee Adams, Jessica Brown, Gerrit Anderson, and Allison Colosky
Publication: Reports

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The Free College Handbook: A Practitioner’s Guide to Promise Research, Michelle Miller-Adams, Co-Editor; Jennifer Iriti, Co-Editor; Meredith S. Billings; Celeste K. Carruthers; Gresham D. Collom; Denisa Gándara; Douglas N. Harris; Brad J. Hershbein; Amy Li; Danielle Lowry; Lindsay C. Page; and Bridget F. Timmeney
Publication: Reports

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Promise Program Design for Equity Outcomes: A Landscape Survey, Michelle Miller-Adams and Isabel McMullen
Publication: Upjohn Institute Working Papers

2021

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The Effects of the Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship on College Enrollment and Completion, Timothy J. Bartik, Brad J. Hershbein, and Marta Lachowska
Publication: Journal Articles

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Economic Costs and Benefits of Tuition-Free College in Illinois, Timothy J. Bartik, Michelle Miller-Adams, Brian Pittelko, and Bridget F. Timmeney
Publication: Employment Research Newsletter

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Economic Benefits and Costs of Tuition-Free College in Illinois, Timothy J. Bartik, Michelle Miller-Adams, Brian Pittelko, and Bridget F. Timmeney
Publication: Reports

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Modeling First Year Stop Out of Kalamazoo Promise Scholars: Mapping Influences of Socioeconomic Advantage and Pre-College Performance to College Performance and Persistence, Daniel A. Collier and Isabel McMullen
Publication: Journal Articles

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Sometimes a Long and Winding Road: An Exploration of Kalamazoo Promise Stop Out and Reenrollment, Daniel A. Collier and Isabel McMullen
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How College Enrollment Changed for Kalamazoo Promise Students Between Fall 2019 and Fall 2020, Daniel A. Collier, Isabel McMullen, and Brad J. Hershbein
Publication: Upjohn Institute Policy Papers

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Beyond Degrees: Longer Term Outcomes of the Kalamazoo Promise, Brad J. Hershbein, Isabel McMullen, Brian Pittelko, and Bridget F. Timmeney
Publication: Upjohn Institute Working Papers

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The Road to Economic Recovery Runs Through Affordable Higher Education: Preview of Research on the Workforce Outcomes of Community-Based Promise Programs, Brad J. Hershbein and Michelle Miller-Adams
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Beyond Degrees: The Kalamazoo Promise and Workforce Outcomes, Isabel McMullen and Brad J. Hershbein
Publication: Employment Research Newsletter

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Beyond Degrees: The Kalamazoo Promise and Workforce Outcomes, Isabel McMullen and Brad J. Hershbein
Publication: Upjohn Institute Policy and Research Briefs

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The Path to Free College: In Pursuit of Access, Equity, and Prosperity, Michelle Miller-Adams
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A Moment of Opportunity: Strategies for Inclusive Economic Growth, Michelle Miller-Adams, Timothy J. Bartik, and Brad J. Hershbein
Publication: Upjohn Institute Technical Reports

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Estimated Cost of Tuition-Free College in Illinois, Michelle Miller-Adams, Brian Pittelko, and Bridget F. Timmeney
Publication: Reports

2020

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How Communities Can Connect Economic and Skills Development, Timothy J. Bartik, Brad J. Hershbein, and Michelle Miller-Adams
Publication: Presentations

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Investing in Community: A Playbook for Connecting Economic and Skills Development, Timothy J. Bartik, Brad J. Hershbein, Michelle Miller-Adams, Lee Adams, Amy Meyers, and Bridget F. Timmeney
Publication: Reports

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Cost Estimations of Potential Scholarship Programs for the Rockford Promise, George Erickcek
Publication: Reports

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Year Three Report: Evaluating the Kansas City Scholars College Scholarship Program, Kevin Hollenbeck, Bridget F. Timmeney, Brad J. Hershbein, and Shane M. Reed
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The Promise Landscape in Michigan, Michelle Miller-Adams
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tnAchieves from a National Perspective, Michelle Miller-Adams, Martha Kanter, Celeste Carruthers, Krissy DeAlejandro, and Graham Thomas
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2019

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Building Shared Prosperity: How Communities Can Create Good Jobs for All, Michelle Miller-Adams, Brad J. Hershbein, Timothy J. Bartik, Bridget Timmeney, Amy Meyers, and Lee Adams
Publication: Reports

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Evaluating the Kansas City Scholars College Scholarship Program: Year Two Report, Bridget F. Timmeney, Kevin Hollenbeck, and Brad J. Hershbein
Publication: Reports

2018

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Promise Programs, Emergency Aid, and Strategies for College Retention, Brad J. Hershbein
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Promise Scholarship Programs and Local Prosperity, Michelle Miller-Adams and Edward Smith
Publication: Upjohn Institute Policy and Research Briefs

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Promise Scholarship Programs and Local Prosperity, Michelle Miller-Adams and Edward Smith
Publication: Upjohn Institute Policy Papers

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Kansas City Scholars Program: Year 2 Evaluation: Executive Summary, Bridget F. Timmeney, Kevin Hollenbeck, and Brad J. Hershbein
Publication: Reports

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Cost Estimate of a Promise Scholarship Program for the Evart (Michigan) Public Schools, Bridget Timmeney, Brian Pittelko, and Michelle Miller-Adams
Publication: Reports

2017

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The Effects of the Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship on College Enrollment, Persistence, and Completion, Timothy J. Bartik, Brad J. Hershbein, and Marta Lachowska
Publication: Upjohn Institute Working Papers

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Learning from a Decade of College Promise Scholarships, Michelle Miller-Adams and Brad J. Hershbein
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Kansas City Scholars Program: Year One Report, Bridget Timmeney, Brad J. Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck, Michelle Miller-Adams, and Nathan Sotherland
Publication: Reports

2016

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The Merits of Universal Scholarships: Benefit-Cost Evidence from the Kalamazoo Promise, Timothy J. Bartik, Brad J. Hershbein, and Marta Lachowska
Publication: Upjohn Institute Working Papers

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The Merits of Universal Scholarships: Benefit-Cost Evidence from the Kalamazoo Promise, Timothy J. Bartik, Brad J. Hershbein, and Marta Lachowska
Publication: Journal Articles

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Cost Estimate of a Promise Scholarship Program for the Buchanan (Michigan) Community Schools, Bridget Timmeney, Brian Pittelko, and Michelle Miller-Adams
Publication: Reports

2015

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Migration and Housing Price Effects of Place-Based College Scholarships, Timothy J. Bartik and Nathan Sotherland
Publication: Upjohn Institute Working Papers

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Promise Nation: Transforming Communities through Place-Based Scholarships, Michelle Miller-Adams
Publication: Upjohn Press

2014

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The Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship, Timothy J. Bartik and Marta Lachowska
Publication: Journal Articles

2013

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The Short-Term Effects of the Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship on Student Outcomes, Timothy J. Bartik and Marta Lachowska
Publication: Book Chapters

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Cost Estimate of a Promise Scholarship Program for the City of Jacksonville, Illinois, George Erickcek
Publication: Reports

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Estimation of the Cost of an Oregon Promise, George A. Erickcek
Publication: Reports

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A Second Look at Enrollment Changes after the Kalamazoo Promise, Brad J. Hershbein
Publication: Employment Research Newsletter

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A Second Look at Enrollment Changes after the Kalamazoo Promise, Brad J. Hershbein
Publication: Upjohn Institute Working Papers

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The Kalamazoo Promise and Changing Perceptions of the Kalamazoo Public Schools, Michelle Miller-Adams and Jenna Fiore
Publication: Upjohn Institute Policy Papers

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The Impact of the Kalamazoo Promise on College Choice: An Analysis of Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center Graduates, Michelle Miller-Adams and Bridget F. Timmeney
Publication: Upjohn Institute Policy Papers

2012

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The Short-Term Effects of the Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship on Student Outcomes, Timothy J. Bartik and Marta Lachowska
Publication: Upjohn Institute Working Papers

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Cost Estimate for a Two-Year Beloit Promise, George A. Erickcek
Publication: Reports

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Estimation of the Proposed McKinney Scholarship Programs, George A. Erickcek
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Ten-Year Cost Estimation of a Proposed Lansing Promise Scholarship, George A. Erickcek
Publication: Reports

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Estimation of the Cost of a Newark Promise, George A. Erickcek and Michelle Miller-Adams
Publication: Reports

2011

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The Value of Universal Eligibility in Promise Scholarship Programs, Michelle Miller-Adams
Publication: Employment Research Newsletter

2010

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The Kalamazoo Promise, and Enrollment and Achievement Trends in Kalamazoo Public Schools, Timothy J. Bartik, Randall W. Eberts, and Wei-Jang Huang
Publication: Conference Papers

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Can Universal, Place-Based Scholarships Reduce Inequality? Lessons from Kalamazoo, Michigan, Michelle Miller-Adams
Publication: Conference Papers

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The Kalamazoo Promise: Building Assets for Community Change, Michelle Miller-Adams
Publication: Presentations

2009

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The Kalamazoo Promise as a Model for an American Promise, Timothy J. Bartik and Michelle Miller-Adams
Publication: Employment Research Newsletter

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A Not-So-Simple Gift, Michelle Miller-Adams
Publication: Upjohn Press Book Chapters

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The Power of a Promise: Education and Economic Renewal in Kalamazoo, Michelle Miller-Adams
Publication: Upjohn Press

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Toledo Promise Scholarship Concept Study, Michelle Miller-Adams, George A. Erickcek, and Bridget F. Timmeney
Publication: Reports

2008

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The La Crosse Promise: Economic Impact Study, George Erickcek
Publication: Reports

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Review of the Davenport Promise Concept, George A. Erickcek, Sarah M. Klerk, and Brad R. Watts
Publication: Reports

2007

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Mapping the Promise: Critical Pathways, Randall W. Eberts
Publication: Presentations

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What's New? What's Not? The Kalamazoo Promise in the Context of Other Scholarship Programs, Michelle Miller-Adams
Publication: Presentations

2006

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A Simple Gift? The Impact of the Kalamazoo Promise on Economic Revitalization, Michelle Miller-Adams
Publication: Employment Research Newsletter