About Us

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National Association

of State directors of migrant education

The National Association of State Directors of Migrant Education (NASDME) is the professional organization of state officials charged with the effective and productive management of supplemental programs that help migratory children succeed in school. The organization works to ensure high quality supplemental educational and supportive service programs are provided to the children of migratory agricultural and fishing workers.

What NASDME Does for You

NASDME sponsors the National Migrant Education Conference each year, providing the premier professional development event for migrant educators and advocates.

NASDME sponsors and awards annually large college scholarships for graduating high school migrant seniors who have been actively mobile.

NASDME monitors and analyzes a variety of federal legislation affecting migrant students and their families in the areas of education, immigration, food and nutrition programs, health, employment, housing, and many other areas.

NASDME actively advocates on Capitol Hill regarding legislation in the aforementioned areas either directly or in coalition with other like-minded national, state, and local groups.

NASDME reviews policy developments from the U.S. Department of Education and other federal agencies for their potential impact on migrant students and families.

NASDME comments on policy developments from the U.S. Department of Education and other federal agencies regarding their potential impact on migrant students and families and programs which serve them.

NASDME actively participates in a variety of national coalitions including the Hispanic Education Coalition, the Child Labor Coalition, the LEP Consortium on Food and Nutrition, the Immigrant Work Group on Food and Nutrition issues, and the Child Nutrition Forum and provides leadership in these coalitions.

NASDME responds to hundreds of requests for technical assistance and advice in a variety of areas every year.

NASDME supports the Title I, Part C State Directors of Migrant Education in their work.

NASDME provides updates to State Directors regarding policy developments of importance to those Directors.