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Collaboration & Coordination To

Achieve Results

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

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.


2020 Migrant Education Consortium Incentive Grants

The Office of Migrant Education (OME) has announced the 2020 Consortium Incentive Grants. Through this program, the Department of Education provides financial incentives to State Educational Agencies (SEAs) to participate in high quality consortia that improve the interstate or intrastate coordination of migrant education programs by addressing key needs of migratory children who have their education interrupted.

For additional information, visit the Resources page.


EDFacts/CSPR Data Submission Requirement Webinars

The Office of Migrant Education (OME) hosted two data reporting webinars for School Year (SY) 2019-2020 to provide MEP State Directors updates to EDFacts/CSPR data submission requirements for SY 2019-2020. The first webinar, held Wednesday, December 2, 2020, focused on EDFacts/CSPR quantitative data submissions, file specifications and timelines. The second webinar on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, focused on CSPR Part II qualitative data submissions and timelines.

Learn more and view the webinar presentations.