In Kalamazoo, Michigan, anonymous donors have contributed enough money to pay the tuition of students who graduate from the school district’s public high schools to attend any of Michigan’s public universities or community colleges.

NPR’s Michel Martin spoke with Erica Adams, who attended college on a Kalamazoo Promise scholarship, and Michelle Miller-Adams, the author of a new book about the program.

You can listen to the story here.

The Spring 2014 issue of Education Next includes a study looking at the impact of the Kalamazoo Promise program on the performance of high school students in the district.

-Education Next

Last updated April 28, 2014