What is the Migrant Education Program?

  • What is the Migrant Education Program?

    Migrant Education is a national program that provides supplemental education and support services to more than 825,000 eligible migrant children each year. These services help children of migrant workers overcome the disadvantages they face, including disruption to their education.

    The Migrant Education Program grew out of the Title I program of Public Law 89-10, passed in 1965, to help all disadvantaged children. Because migrant children have some needs that are different from those of other children, they require special help and services. For this reason, the Migrant Education Program was established separately by an amendment to Title I in 1966. The Title I, Part C, law to continue the Migrant Education Program has been reauthorized every five years since that time. The latest reauthorization was in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.