The lifestyle of migrant families is filled with challenges, opportunities and an ever-present belief that today’s work and a good education will provide a better tomorrow.
For more than 30 years, the federal government has provided funds to schools to support the education of migrant students. Today, migrant funds are part the No Child Left Behind Act. Funds flow to school districts via state education departments. The migrant program goal is to better the social, economic and educational opportunities of migrant children and their families.
IDRA has developed a training CD, What Every Teacher Should Know about Migrant Students: The Harvest of Hope is in Your Hands, to guide the practice of teachers who serve migrant students. The content is brimming with emotive photographs, poetry, heartfelt narration and informative details on the history of the federally-funded migrant education program, sound teaching pedagogy and relevant support services for migrant students. By using this tool, migrant education teachers will become better informed and empowered to help migrant students excel academically and meet graduation requirements.
Learn more about the What Every Teacher Should Know about Migrant Students: The Harvest of Hope is in Your Hands cd.
Listen to the Classnotes podcast episode: “Serving Migrant Students.”