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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.


Small photo of 2017 National Migrant PASS Student of the Year: Jocelyn Martinez

2017 National Migrant PASS Student of the Year: Jocelyn Martinez (ND)

"I don't know what the future holds for me but I do hope it's filled with accomplishments and many opportunities. With all my dedication and hard work, I'm proud to say I'm a migrant, and that I have been striving for the best all my life." - Jocelyn Martinez

The PASS (Portable Assisted Study Sequence) program was established in 1978 to help provide instruction for migrant farm worker students in California. It offers courses in English, algebra, geometry, biology, world geography and history, environmental science, and other subjects. Thirty states offer PASS programs, according to the National PASS Center, based in Leicester, NY, which develops and coordinates course work and offers instructional materials and training.

Latest Updates

2018 Annual Directors' Meeting Presentations

The 2018 Annual Directors' Meeting took place March 5-7, 2018 in Washington D.C. Presentations and handouts from the sessions are available to download.


Our Nation's English Learners

The Department of Education has launched a new interactive website, Our Nation's English Learners. This website explores characteristics and locations of ELs from the 2014-15 and 2009-10 school years.


Listen to the Subgranting Webinar

As part of the technical assistance webinar series, the Office of Migrant Education (OME) conducted a Subgranting Webinar on Thursday, March 29th, 2018. Listen to the webinar and download materials on the Webinars page.

Visit the Webinars page to view all of the upcoming webinars.


MEP Policy Q&As: January 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. 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 below and are also available on the Legislation & Policy page Legislation & Policy page in the MEP Policy Q&As section.

MEP Policy Q&As FY18 v.2 (January)