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Collaboration & Coordination To

Achieve Results

For Migrant Education

Our Impact

Migrant youth participating in the Migrant Education Program in 2014-15:

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

MEP Policy Q&As: April 2018

The Office of Migrant Education (OME) has developed Migrant Education Program (MEP) Policy Questions and Answers (Q&As), which are intended to address specific scenarios as well as help States think through situations they might encounter. The Q&As can be downloaded below and are also available on the Legislation & Policy page in the MEP Policy Q&As section.

MEP Policy Q&As FY18 v.3 (April)


Mentoring Initiative Upcoming Virtual Meetings

The Migrant Education Program (MEP) Mentoring Initiative will host two upcoming virtual meetings. On Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT, the Mentoring Initiative will discuss Consortium Incentive Grants. On Thursday, June 19, 2018 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT, the Mentoring Initiative will discuss Comprehensive Needs Assessment and Service Delivery Plan.

For connection details, visit each event on the Calendar page.


MEP Webinar: "MEP Evaluation: A Refresher on Evaluation Report Requirements"

The Office of Migrant Education will provide a webinar titled, "MEP Evaluation: A Refresher on Evaluation Report Requirements," from 2:00 – 4:00 pm EDT on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. The purpose of this webinar is to provide technical assistance in the development of a written evaluation report, especially to new directors and directors who will be developing their first evaluation report. During this webinar, MEP directors will share their successful practices and provide exemplars on how to successfully complete a written evaluation report, by addressing the requirements for providing performance results, implementation results, and implications and recommendations.

Visit the Webinars page for connection details.


MEP Webinar: "MEP Program Improvement"

The Office of Migrant Education will provide a webinar titled, “MEP Program Improvement,” from 2:00 – 4:00 pm EDT on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The purpose of this webinar is to demonstrate two uses of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) “What Works Handbook:” 1) The selection of strategies in your State service delivery plan (SDP) that meet What Works Clearinghouse Standards, and 2) Methodologies that may determine the effectiveness of strategies in your State’s SDP. During this webinar, Ed Monaghan and Preeti Choudhary will lead participants through the uses of the Handbook, and engage directors in considering specific SDP strategies and outcomes that they would like to measure for effectiveness.

Visit the Webinars page for connection details.