Education

The program is currently run by Kalamazoo County's Health and Human Services Department.

The state superintendent says a lot of students don't see teaching as high-paying career, but this could change if teaching salaries become more competitive.

The fund will generate $65,000 a year to help Otsego High School graduates attend college through 2016. After that the amount available will depend on how well the fund's investments do.

The President of the national group Communities in Schools says the Kalamazoo Promise is potentially “a game changer.” 

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