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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

National Study on English Learners and Digital Resources

The U.S. Department of Education announced the release of the National Study on English Learners and Digital Resources. The study provides the first national look at how districts and educators use educational technology to instruct English learner students—the fastest-growing student population in the country.


Upcoming Migrant Education Program (MEP) Technical Assistance Webinars

The Office of Migrant Education (OME) will provide a webinar titled, “MEP Program Improvement,” from 2:00 – 4:00 pm ET on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The purpose of this webinar is to demonstrate two uses of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) “What Works Handbook”.

OME will provide a webinar titled, “MEP EDFacts Submissions: Changes for SY 2017-18,” from 2:00 – 4:00 pm ET on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. The purpose of this webinar is to provide MEP directors updates to EDFacts submission requirements for SY 2017-18, so that they may submit accurate and timely EDFacts data.

For additional information and to join the webinars, visit the Webinars page.


MIGRANT EDUCATION PROGRAM (MEP) NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION AND RECRUITMENT (ID&R) MANUAL AND CURRICULUM POSTED

The Office of Migrant Education (OME) has published revised versions of the National ID&R Manual and National ID&R Curriculum that reflect changes to the program enacted by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

These updated resources are available on the Tools and Curriculum page as interactive tools and downloadable documents.

View the Interactive ID&R Manual >
View the Interactive ID&R Curriculum >