IMEC's mission is to advocate for the highest quality education and other needed support for the nation's migratory children and youth

Advocacy, Legislation, Education...

Since 1983 the Interstate Migrant Education Council, (IMEC), has been advocating for policies that make positive impact upon the education of migrant children in our nation. IMEC has a two – pronged approach to making recommendations for the migrant education program.  The first focuses on the legislation, regulations, and non-regulatory guidance governing the program; the second is related to critical academic issues that IMEC identified and analyzes for improvement of migrant students' academic achievement.

Due to IMEC’s success, IMEC has received request from Congressional offices on issues related to migrant education including reauthorization of the Migrant Education Program (MEP).

The Interstate Migrant Education Council is the premiere organization representing and advocating on behalf of our nation’s migrant children so that they may have a better future.


Welcome to the Interstate Migrant Education Council (IMEC) website. For those of you who are accessing IMEC’s website for the first time we know you will find the resources and information useful. For those of you who have accessed our previous website I am sure you will find our new format user friendly and full of information that will assist as you navigate our new and revised website.

One of the pieces of information you will view provides you with an overview of IMEC so you know who we are and what we do. While we are still in the process of constructing additional new areas of interest such as Best Practices you will be able to review IMEC’s current recommendations for the reauthorization of the Migrant Education Program (MEP). Relevant reports under publications that address the academic needs of migrant students are available for you to review. In addition, links will be provided which can take you from our website to other MEP related websites. At IMEC, we see the importance of providing all available resources in order to improve our MEP services to migrant students and their families.

Our Events Calendar will keep you informed as to IMEC activities and other important activities at the national, state and local level. The best way for you to see what our website offers is to navigate your way through the various areas and to continue to check-in with us as we add new information so…WELCOME!


Francisco Garcia, IMEC Executive Director

A National Symposium “Changing Demographics and

Mobility: New Opportunities in Migrant Education” 2015


To proactively support a national conversation on Migrant Education’s past, present and future with a focus on Changing Demographics, Poverty and Mobility

To See Full Proceedings Report - see Publications



A National Symposium: “The ABC’s of Education: Moving Forward Under ESSA to Engage the Agriculture, Business, and Education Communities" 2017

Mark Your Calendars:

Thursday, October 19, 2017

and Friday, October 20, 2017

Hyatt Regency Clearwater

301 S. Gulf View Blvd.

Clearwater, Florida

Details coming soon.....