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Collaboration & Coordination To

Achieve Results

For Migrant Education

Our Impact

Migrant youth participating in the Migrant Education Program in 2015-16:

Source: Ed Data Express

The goal of the Migrant Education Program is to ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma (or complete a HSED) that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment. This website provides information, tools, and resources to promote the interstate coordination of migrant programs.

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The Migrant Education Program Made Me Who I Am Today: The Success Story of Maria Villasana (KY)

Maria attributes her self-motivation to the confidence and knowledge inspired in her from her Migrant Program experiences. -

Maria Villasana was a migrant student for many years, traveling between Georgia and Kentucky annually. As a child, Maria worked alongside her parents while also trying to attend school. A high school drop-out, non-English speaker, and mother of five, Maria overcame many obstacles to successfully graduate from college.

Maria first moved from Mier y Noriega, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, to Houston, Texas, when she was 11 years old. She did not attend school in Texas, even though she lived there for a few months, due to the family’s migratory lifestyle. From Houston Maria and her family moved to Tifton, Georgia, where she first started in the Migrant Education Program at the age of 12.

Latest Updates


The Office of Migrant Education (OME) has published a revised version of the ID&R Manual that includes changes to the program enacted by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The manual, in document format, is available on the Tools and Curriculum page, and an interactive version will be available later this fall.

Download ID&R Manual >

Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 (July 2018) Policy Questions and Answers (Q&A's) Posted

The Office of Migrant Education (OME) has released two Policy Q&A's related to the State Educational Agency (SEA) Application Process [Q134] and Use of Funds [Q135].

Read Q&A's >

Graduation and Outcomes for Success for Out-of-School Youth (GOSOSY) Goal Setting Materials

GOSOSY created Goal Setting materials to give service providers and students a platform to discuss the importance of setting goals and the tools to get there.

Learn more >