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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. 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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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

Dear Colleague Letters

OME has released the following Dear Colleague Letters for guidance related to various legislation and policy matters:


Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Consortium Incentive Grant (CIG) Pre-Application Webinar

The Office of Migrant Education (OME) held the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Consortium Incentive Grant (CIG) Pre-Application webinar on February 27, 2020. This webinar was offered to assist potential applicants in completing their submissions for the 2020 competition.

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MEP Policy Q&As: October 2019

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. Policy responses are a complement to the MEP Non-Regulatory Guidance (NRG), and like the NRG, are provided as a resource for States in considering how best to administer and operate the MEP. States have the authority to adopt policies and procedures different from those adopted by OME, as long as those policies and procedures comport with the statute and regulations. The Q&As can be downloaded and are also in the searchable database of MEP Policy Q&As.


New Directors' Orientation Tutorial

The New Directors' Orientation Tutorial is now available as an online tool. Each module is available to view without having to download the full PowerPoint presentation.

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