ONEONTA, N.Y. -- ESCORT, the migrant education and support program located at SUNY Oneonta, has been awarded a $2.2 million contract from the U.S. Department of Education to operate the national Migrant Education Resource Center for the next four years. Through the contract, ESCORT will provide interstate and intrastate coordination for the national Migrant Education Program.
Kim Muller, Director of ESCORT, explained the significance of the contract: "ESCORT will have a nationwide impact through this contract. Our work will reach all states and help to shape the future of migrant education and services across the country."
Through the contract, ESCORT will work with the federal Office of Migrant Education and the migrant education community to assist states in ensuring that the unique needs of migrant students are met with high-quality educational services. ESCORT will enhance communications, conduct a literature review on migrant education, make presentations on issues of
concern related to serving migrant children, and facilitate the annual conference for the Office of Migrant Education.
ESCORT, which has been based at SUNY Oneonta since the early 1980s, serves as a national center offering states technical assistance and training in serving migrant families and children. The ESCORT team for the contract, which includes partners META Associates of Santa Fe, New Mexico and JBS/Aguirre International of Burlingame, California, has led comprehensive planning, evaluation, and program-improvement processes for 38 of the 48 state migrant education programs across the nation.
More information about ESCORT and the new contract is available from Kim Muller at 436-2300.