ERIC Number: ED168761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Interstate Migrant Education Task Force. Second Interim Report: Findings and Recommendations. Report Number 116.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
In its second year the Task Force identified four areas for in-depth analysis, deliberation, and recommendations development: early childhood education, planning for intra- and interstate coordination of migrant education, academic information and credit exchange, and parent involvement. Because migrant families may need educational and other human services of several states in the course of a year, the need for effective intra- and interstate cooperation and communications is great. Preschool care and records transmittal for secondary students are also important. Federal and state legislatures should enact early childhood education legislation supported with adequate funding. All agencies receiving federal funds for migrant children should utilize the Migrant Student Record Transfer System (MSRTS), which should be expanded and updated to include health information, student individualized education plans, and student credit accrual. To further enhance chances for student success and graduation, and to increase interstate continuity in migrant education program planning, the U.S. Office of Education, governors, state legislatures, and boards of education should adopt policies that encourage cooperation at all levels and in all agencies. There are no recommendations regarding parent involvement due to lack of consensus. These recommendations combined with those of the First Interim Report provide the basis for continued Task Force efforts. (SB)
Descriptors: Academic Records, Agency Cooperation, Communications, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Early Childhood Education, Educational Objectives, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Interstate Programs, Local Government, Migrant Education, Migrant Health Services, Parent Participation, State Boards of Education, State Government
Interstate Migrant Education Project, Education Commission of the States, Suite 300, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80295
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Compensatory Education.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.