Pennsylvania Department of Education Migrant Education Program
Receives 2011 Excellence in Summer Learning Award
The National Summer Learning Association named five outstanding
summer learning programs for 2011. The winners are New York based programs,
Fiver Children's Foundation and Global Kids, Inc.; Cambridge, Mass. based
Phillips Brooks House Association Summer Urban Program (SUP); Pennsylvania
Department of Education Migrant Education Program; and Project Exploration
The award recognizes exemplary programs that provide low-income students with
high-quality summer learning experiences as measured by the Association's
Comprehensive Assessment of Summer Programs.
The Pennsylvania Migrant Education Program serves about 2,800
children of migratory farm workers every summer. These students face obstacles
such as poverty, high mobility, cultural adjustment and limited access to
healthcare. The Erie, PA, site focuses on STEAM (science, technology, math,
and engineering, plus A for art) learning with a maritime theme. Older students
get experience sailing on catamarans, sailboats and row boats; and use the same
radar simulation equipment as the U.S. Coast Guard.
To read the full announcement, click here.
To learn more about each 2011 winner, click here.
The division of Migrant Education assists local school districts in improving and coordinating the educational community for the children of the nation’s farm workers who have had their schooling interrupted. The emphasis of the federal legislation is helping migratory children to meet the same high standards expected of all children by coordinating and supporting services that help their progress in school.
Migrant Education offers:
- Strong student support.
- Family-centered educational approach.
- Interagency/interstate coordination.
- Coordination with growers and agricultural industries.
- State administered, locally operated.
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