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Collaboration & Coordination To

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For Migrant Education

Our Impact

Migrant youth participating in the Migrant Education Program in 2016-17:

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.


Small photo of Article: One Youth’s Journey Towards College

Article: One Youth’s Journey Towards College

"In One Generation, A Farmworker Family Grows College Ambitions"
Watson, Tennessee. “In One Generation, A Farmworker Family Grows College Ambitions.” National Public Radio (NPR), 29 August 2018. https://www.npr.org/

NPR recently published an article and podcast about Angel Benavides, a 14-year-old, who migrates from North Dakota to Texas with his parents. This story highlights his journey and the challenges he faces.

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Small photo of Article: Recruiter Challenges and Solutions

Article: Recruiter Challenges and Solutions

"Education, Unsettled: Inside the Struggle to Keep Migrant Students in School and Out of the Fields"
Granados, Alex. “Education, Unsettled.Education Week, 28 Nov. 2018. https://www.edweek.org

A new article published by Education Week explores the challenges of recruiters in North Carolina to identify and enroll migrant students in schools, and aid out-of-school-youth (OSY). It looks at the migratory pattern from Michigan to Florida to North Carolina, the benefits of the Portable Assisted Study Sequence (PASS), and the importance of coordination between states. Several NC recruiters are featured and share their day-to-day work, best practices, and insights into recruiting.

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Latest Updates

MEP EDFACTS/CSPR Data Submissions for SY 2020-21 Webinar Materials

Materials from the Migrant Education Program (MEP) State EDFacts/Consolidated State Performance Report (CSPR) data submission webinars for School Year (SY) 2020-21 are available on the webinars page.


2021 National Association of State Directors of Migrant Education (NASDME) Conference

The Office of Migrant Education presented at the 2021 National Association of State Directors of Migrant Education (NASDME) Conference this May. Presentations and handouts from the sessions are now available to download.


2021 Annual Directors’ Meeting and New Directors’ Orientation

The Office of Migrant Education hosted the virtual 2021 New Directors’ Orientation (NDO) and Annual Directors’ Meeting (ADM) in February and March. Presentations and handouts from the sessions are now available to download on the 2021 ADM and NDO page.