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Collaboration & Coordination To

Achieve Results

For Migrant Education

Our Impact

Migrant youth participating in the Migrant Education Program in 2021-22:

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2,923
Birth to 2 Years Old
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16,029
Age 3-5*
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172,192
K-12 and Ungraded
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19,011
Out of School
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3,414
Grade Not Specified
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213,569
Total Students

* Not in Kindergarten | Source: Migrant Education Program (MEP) National Profile for Performance Period 2021-2022

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 2023 National Migrant PASS Student of the Year: Juan Oscar Leal

2023 National Migrant PASS Student of the Year: Juan Oscar Leal (ND)

After graduating from high school, my goals will be to get my bachelor’s degree at North Dakota State University and to do whatever I can to make my parents proud. They’ve done so much for me, and I can’t ever thank them enough. -

The National PASS Program provides a successful option to migrant programs seeking flexibility for their students. Many schools use PASS because courses may not be offered when a student needs them. Courses may be used to make up failed credits, to remediate in basic subjects, to assist with dropout recovery, or to offer elective credit. Students do not need to access a computer or the internet to complete a course, but there are options for students who choose to do so. Students can work on PASS courses during the school year or summer. Courses are aligned to common core standards. PASS consists of self-contained, semi-independent study courses. The program is provided by the National PASS Coordinating Committee comprised of migrant educators across the country and is used in more than 25 states.

North Dakota’s summer migrant programs take place out of Grafton and Manvel, North Dakota. Students attend classes in June and July. Oscar attended Manvel Migrant School every summer.

Latest Updates

Data Reporting Webinars for School Year 2022-23

The Office of Migrant Education and the MSIX Team will hold two data reporting webinars to provide MEP State Directors updates on data submission requirements. Each webinar will cover different topics.


2023 National Association of State Directors of Migrant Education (NASDME) Conference

The Office of Migrant Education's presentations for the 2023 National Association of State Directors of Migrant Education (NASDME) Conference are available here.


Protecting Student Privacy

This resource from the U.S. Department of Education provides training modules, guidance documents, and other student privacy resources used for training stakeholders. View Training Modules


2023 Annual Directors' Meeting

The 2023 Annual Directors' Meeting took place March 1-2, 2023 in Washington, D.C. Presentation slides are available to view and download.


Webinar Presentations Posted

The Office of Migrant Education held two webinars in September on Consolidated State Performance Report (CSPR)/EDFacts SY2021-22 Data Submission and MSIX Child Counts for MEP Allocations. Presentation slides are available on the webinars page.


MEP Policy Updates

The Office of Migrant Education has issued two letters that detail recent policy updates.