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 that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment.
The general purpose of the MEP is to ensure that migrant children fully benefit from the same free public education provided to other children. To achieve this purpose, the MEP helps States and LEAs address the special educational needs of migrant children to better enable migrant children to succeed academically. More specifically, the purposes of the MEP are to:
- Support high-quality and comprehensive educational programs for migrant children in order to reduce the educational disruption and other problems that result from repeated moves;
- Ensure that migrant children who move among the states are not penalized in any manner by disparities among the state in curriculum, graduation requirements and State academic content and student academic achievement standards;
- Ensure that migrant children are provided with appropriate educational services (including supportive services) that address their special needs in a coordinated and efficient mannner;
- Ensure that migrant children receive full and appropriate opportunities to meet the same challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards that all children are expected to meet;
- Design programs to help migrant children overcome educational disruption, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, various health-related problems and other factors that inhibit their ability to do well in school and to prepare them to make a successful transition to postsecondary education or employment; and
- Ensure that migrant children benefit from state and local systemic reforms.
The Region One ESC Migrant Education Program is comprised of a very dedicated team that is ready to provide professional staff development and technical assistance to your district in their respective areas of expertise.
The resources on this website will assist you, as we work together, to address the needs of migrant students and families. For many years, The Region One ESC Migrant Education Program has been recognized as a leader in the field of migrant education. We hope to continue that legacy as we continuously strive to enhance our service delivery to our student, families, and school districts.
I invite you to learn more about our program and services by navigating through our website.
Martha Hinojosa, MBA
Director of Migrant Education
Program Assistant II
Fax number: 956-984-7656 or 7644