DOE Offers New Migrant Education Program Centers
May 13, 2014 — TheStatehouseFile.com
INDIANAPOLIS –The Department of Education created seven new migrant education centers as part of an expanded Migrant Education Program revealed Monday.
In 2012 the DOE failed to fully claim federal grants for educational opportunities for migrant worker’s children.
The seven new education centers will allow the DOE to better identify and serve the migrant population.
“My department is committed to providing schools and communities with the resources they need to ensure that all children receive an equitable and high quality education,” State Superintendent Glinda Ritz said in a statement.
The centers will provide educational and supportive service to eligible migrant services. The DOE has not yet released what qualification a child must have to be eligible.
The MEP centers will also provide professional development opportunities to teachers, administrators and other personnel that focus on the needs of migrant children.
The centers are located in South Bend, West Lafayette, Jasper, Berne, Alexandria, Columbus, and Connersville.