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Migrant Education Support Center receives funding

Posted by Mark Hendricks
University News Service
Sept. 16, 2008

The Center for Migrant Education at Texas State University-San Marcos has landed a five-year, $3.1 million contract from the U.S. Department of Education to run the Migrant Education Coordination Support Center.

This is the second time the Center for Migrant Education has won this contract.  The previous award was for $2.8 million and was awarded from 2003 until now.  

The Center for Migrant Education, a component of Texas State’s College of Applied Arts, won the contract in a highly competitive bidding process, beating out several other universities and institutions. The contract will allow the Center for Migrant Education to continue assisting the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Migrant Education in the support and improvement of interstate and intrastate coordination of activities, programs and agencies concerned with the education, health and welfare of migrant children.

The Center will continue to work closely with education officials from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Mexico.  In addition to coordinating and facilitating migrant education programs, the Center will also work to strengthen cooperation with the Binational Migrant Education Program, which includes teacher exchange initiatives with Mexico. This continues and expands the work already under way with various states in Mexico, as well as with Mexico’s Ministry of Public Education and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  This contract also provides direct services to migrant students and their families.