Title I, Part C — Education of Migratory Children
The Texas Migrant Education Program (MEP) enrolls approximately 21,124 eligible migratory students out of a total Texas public school enrollment of approximately 5,400,000 students. The state’s migrant program is administered at the local level through local educational agencies (LEAs) and educational service centers (ESCs). Texas migratory students and their families migrate annually to 36 other states in the country, making Texas home to the largest interstate migrant student population in the United States. Texas also welcomes workers to the state to perform temporary and seasonal work in its agriculture and fishing industries. The largest concentration of Texas migrant families, approximately 58%, resides in the Rio Grande Valley. This region of the state includes approximately 13,000 migratory students. A large concentrations of migratory families also reside in San Felipe-Del Rio, Eagle Pass, El Paso, and Hereford.
The purpose of the Migrant Education Program is to design and support programs that help migratory students overcome the challenges of mobility, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, and other difficulties associated with a migratory lifestyle. These efforts are aimed at helping migratory students succeed in school and successfully transition to postsecondary education and/or employment.
The Office of Migrant Education Results Website (outside source)includes the latest updates and resources to administer the Title I, Part C Migrant Education Program.
Texas Migrant Education Program Web Portal
The Texas Migrant Education Program (TMEP) Web portal (outside source) provides direct access to resources and tools that support Texas migratory parents, families, and MEP staff. The portal was designed to meet the unique needs of parents and families of migratory children in grades K-12, to include out-of-school youth (OSY).
There are three main sections of the portal. Each unique and host links to initiative websites and resources.
- Parents and Families - Resources in this section are available in Spanish and English and organized into three categories based on the service or support being offered.
- Educational Support
- Social Services
- Support for Workers
- MEP Staff - This section provides one easy-to-access location for resources utilized by MEP staff statewide. Some of these resources are included below. Visit this section to see the full collection available.
- Office of Migrant Education
- A Bright Beginning Web Portal
- Education Resources for Parents
- Project SMART Web Portal
- Recognition and Scholarship Opportunities
- Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) and Local Needs Assessment (LNA)
- Service Delivery Plan (SDP)
- Program Evaluation
- ESC MEP Staff - This section provides access to specific training resources that can be used by ESC MEP staff to support and train other MEP staff. Because the resources are intended for ESC MEP staff only, a login is required.