A Promise Program Can't Stand Alone

Posted by Maica Pichler on

Two leaders of the Promise Research Consortium, Dr. Michelle Miller-Adams, from the W. E. Upjohn Research Institute and Grand Valley State College and Jennifer Iriti, from the Evaluation for Learning Group at the University of Pittsburgh, have compiled extensive research on the impact of Promise Programs on educational performance at all levels and on economic development in the communities that have started such programs. The research shows significant returns on these social investments, depending on the design and scope of each Promise program. These findings can be very helpful to those in the design stage of initiating free college tuition programs at the local level. 


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