Migrant Students and Their Needs. Sonja Williams, Migrant Education Consultant North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Agenda. A Profile of Migrant Students Service Delivery through the Migrant Education Program Identification and Recruitment of Migrant Students
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Sonja Williams, Migrant Education Consultant
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
We do this by supporting locally-based Migrant Education Programs that--
"The Human Cost of Food"
Areas of Concern, as designated by the US Department of Education Office of Migrant Education:
April 2003, Journal of Public Health article found that 64% of the pesticide-related acute illnesses in youth were among agricultural workers.
Malnutrition is associated with poverty. A survey of Florida migrant workers (Shotland, 1989) found that 30.6 percent of the respondents had experienced a period during which they ran out or had a shortage of food; and that 43.8 percent of them had seasonal food shortages.Families living in camps must often rely on local convenience stores for food, since they may have no regular means of transportation.
In North Carolina, nearly half of migrant students have moved from one district, one county, one state, or one country to another during the last year.
--to work in agriculture, food processing or fisheries (even if they are not working in that at present)
--and the work is/was of a seasonal or temporary nature.