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For Migrant Education

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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.

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.

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

Migrant Education Program (MEP) Mentoring Initiative: MEP Family Engagement: State and Local PACs

The Mentoring Initiative will host a virtual meeting on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 2:00-3:30 PM ET. This virtual meeting will cover MEP Family Engagement: State and Local Parent Advisory Councils (PACs). State presenters will share the purpose, formation and support for local PACs, empowering parents and strengthening relationships between local and state PACs.

For connection details, view this event on the calendar.

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.


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 >