ERIC Number: ED305206
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
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Interstate Migrant Education Council: A Special Project of the Education Commission of the States. Annual Report 1987-1988.
Planning and implementing the National Forum for Youth At Risk, extensive work on reauthorization legislation, and dissemination of research and information on migrant education were the major accomplishments of the Interstate Migrant Education Council's (IMEC) 1987-88 project year. IMEC's members, representing 17 states with 85 percent of the nation's rural migrant youth, were engaged in a variety of activities aimed at increasing the awareness of migrant students' needs among legislators, educators, and business leaders. The overall goals set by IMEC are aimed at increasing awareness of the needs of migrant students among all sectors of society, facilitating interstate cooperation among migrant education programs, and developing unique means to minimize the difficulties faced by the migrant student population. A host of activities over the past project year resulted in major achievements by IMEC, including: planning and implementation of the National Forum for Youth At Risk; collaboration with the National Association of State Directors of Migrant Education on recommendations for Chapter I reauthorization; distribution of "Migrant Education: A Consolidated View," the most comprehensive research effort yet undertaken by the IMEC; coordination of efforts with major education organizations; maintenance of linkages with federal programs and agencies; coordination with other migrant programs; participation in state-based workshops, conferences, and meetings; and publication of articles on migrant education. Two states, Kansas and New Mexico, were added to the membership in 1987-88. Priorities during 1989 will include early childhood services, the transition from secondary to post-secondary education, and migrant education funding. (TES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
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