ERIC Number: ED419656
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar-24
Reference Count: N/A
Office of Migrant Education: Program and Grant Information.
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Migrant Education Programs.
This document describes programs available through the Office of Migrant Education for migratory children from preschool through grade 12 or up to age 22. The Migrant Education Program supports high-quality and comprehensive educational programs for migratory children to address disruptions in schooling. Funds, which are allocated to states on the basis of a formula, are used to ensure appropriate educational services and opportunity to meet state content and performance standards; to design programs to overcome academic, cultural, and language barriers, social isolation, health problems, and other factors that hinder academic achievement; to prepare children for a successful postsecondary education or employment transition; and to ensure that migratory children benefit from state and local systemic reforms. The High School Equivalency Program (HEP) and College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) are briefly described. The basic state formula grant process is explained. Twelve Even Start Project summaries are included from Kansas, Kentucky, Montana, Michigan, North Carolina, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Winners of migrant education technology grants are discussed, with telephone and fax contact information for the six grantees. The final section describes the following migrant programs: Migrant Education Consortium for Higher Achievement (MECHA) and its lead partners in the Dade County Public School System and Barry University (Florida); Project ESTRELLA (Encourage Students Through Technology to Reach High Expectations in Learning, Lifeskills, and Achievement) in Illinois, Montana, New York, and Texas; Project Synergy in Florida, Michigan, Puerto Rico, and Texas; Oregon's statewide Telesecundaria program linked to Mexico; Kentucky's pilot community distance-learning project; and Florida's Anchor School Project, in cooperation with North and South Carolina. Contact lists of HEP project coordinators in 14 states and CAMP coordinators in 5 states are appended. (SAS)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Literacy, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Grants, High School Equivalency Programs, Higher Education, Migrant Education, Migrant Programs, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Migrant Education Programs.