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MEP Bulletin August 21, 2020

SAVE the DATE!!

DRAFT Training Agenda link

Communication Resources for Educators and Parents

Nobody Don’t Love Nobody–Stacey Bess – a touch of inspiration

Mass Recruitment Article provided by Ita Mendoza, State ID&R Coordinator

“On July 23, 2020, five recruiters from four different projects gathered at the ESU 9 to execute the Migrant Education Program’s first-ever “virtual mass recruitment activity” for the Lexington project. Lexington’s eminent referral system provided 88 individual referrals. Recruiters contacted a total of 64 families and were able to enroll 27 new students in the Nebraska MEP program.

During the activity, the group followed a COVID-19 safety protocol.  The mass recruitment also served as a way of providing training for one of the newest recruiters. The state MEP would like to give a big shout out to the recruiters, Isaura Barreto, Lilia Coronado, Melissa Daughtery, Suyapa Gonzalez, and Aida Olivas and their projects for their outstanding participation in this activity!  Also, a heartfelt thank you goes to the Lexington Project for their fruitful referral system, for their assistance and availability throughout the recruitment activity, and especially for their grace and flexibility during difficult times. Special thank you to Danielle Waite and her daughter Layla for lunch, as a pay-it-forward act of kindness in memory of former co-worker Debbie Adams from ESU7. In attendance, state director, Sue Henry, and state data coordinator, Danielle Waite. Organizers of the event, quality control coordinator, Veronica Estevez, and state ID&R coordinator Ita Mendoza.”

Broken Bow Public Schools – COVID

Save the Date: National

Farm Safety and Health Week Free Webinars

2020 IRRC August Newsletter



MEP Bulletin August 14, 2020

WELCOME!

Please welcome Laura Gamboa Urrego to the Nebraska Migrant Education Program team.  Laura is a Grand Island Public School elementary Migrant Facilitator.  You can provide Laura a team welcome by emailing her at lgamboaurrego@gips.org.  Welcome Laura!!


SAVE the DATE!!

DRAFT Training Agenda link


Virtual Summer Camps Engage Nebraska Migrant Education Program (MEP) Students

Nine middle school students and eleven high school students from five projects (ESU 1, ESU 15, Grand Island, Lexington, Omaha) enrolled and participated in two Virtual Summer Camps – CAMP CONNECT and BRAIN STEM. The camps are an ongoing project of the Pennsylvania Migrant Education Program and, when the COVID-19 epidemic dashed hopes of in-person services, the door opened to interstate collaboration, bringing together migrant students from Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, and Nebraska to join Pennsylvania students in a virtual summer camp.

Each participating student was provided a tablet and materials to enable active participation in activities and experiments designed to challenge and engage. CAMP CONNECT was a 4-day virtual camp designed for high school migrant students. Through virtual learning, participants gained leadership skills and strengthened academics around STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math). This virtual camp allowed student’s unimpeded access to build relationships with other campers, feel safe and secure, and establish rapport with the instructors and other staff. Camp Connect was a life affirming experience that changes the way students think about themselves, their education, and connection with those around them. Using the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM model).   Students created and presented a webpage as their final project, reflecting the outcomes of their experiments and experiences. Throughout the week, there was a series of workshops, seminars, motivating speakers, and hands-on activities. Students experienced opportunities to imagine, envision and focus on redefining themselves as leaders, with guidance and examples.  Check out the link below for camp highlights.

BRAIN STEM: Brilliance, Resilience and Achievement IN STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) was  a 5-day virtual camp designed to provide middle school students with experiences to develop an ability to persevere through challenges and realize academic opportunities in STEM. BRAIN STEM fosters team-oriented collaboration to work on academically enriching, motivating, and engaging tasks. Throughout the duration of the camp, students will be engaged in rich inquiry tasks, problem-based learning, STEM projects, keynotes, and team building exercises.

Hayes Center student earns spot in national ‘STEAM’ camp


NeMTSS Virtual Summit 2020

Check out the series with Celeste Malone discussing Creating and Sustaining Equitable Systems of Support for ALL Learners! 


Articles that may be of interest to you

Hispanics and STEM

 Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on Food and Agriculture Markets

 

 

 

 

 

 



MEP Bulletin August 7, 2020

SAVE THE DATE!

Nebraska Migrant Education Program Statewide Training

IRRC – shared by Jessica Castaneda

H2A mapping resource
This is such a cool tool. It will help you see your current H2A work orders. You can see them on a map. Many of us are trying to pull these down and then put them on a map. This has already been done for you. Please take a look! https://spotlight.tcbmi.com/

Agri-business Partner

Proteus
Jody Stutzman, Proteus announced 2,000 face masks are available to give to farm workers.  There is a possibility Proteus will receive more.  If you know of areas of need please contact Jody.  She currently is visiting all Proteus offices and can deliver the masks to the Proteus office nearest you.

Jody Stutzman
Regional Director
2727 West 2nd Street Suite 229
Hastings, Nebraska 68901
Office: 402-462-0356| Cell: 402-705-3477
JodyS@proteusinc.net
www.proteusinc.net

Article May be of Interest

Immigrant Connections – Supporting Educators and Organizations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



MEP Bulletin July 31, 2020

 SAVE the DATE!!! 

Save The Date!

US Dept of Education
Office of Migrant Education

Save the Date: MEP Re-interviewing and Identification and Recruitment (ID&R) Strategies Webinar

Please save the date for a webinar hosted by OME on Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT.

The objectives of this webinar are: 1) To improve understanding among MEP State Directors and other MEP staff of the basic requirements for annual prospective re-interviews and other ID&R quality control measures; 2) To expand awareness of existing flexibilities for conducting re-interviews, ID&R outreach, and eligibility interviews during the coronavirus pandemic; and 3) To facilitate a discussion among MEP practitioners regarding effective ID&R strategies in the current environment.  Instructions for accessing the webinar will be provided in a subsequent listserv message and will be posted on the RESULTS website.

 Did You Know This About MSIX?

Did You Know

…you can directly request missing information from other districts and States for a student who moved to your State? Let’s say a child arrives in your area but their enrollment in MSIX is missing the Withdrawal Date or you cannot find Grade-to-Date or Clock Hours even though the child left in the middle of the semester. You can initiate an MSIX Data Request from the student’s record to alert the sending States/Districts to submit this information or any other new information to MSIX!

According to MSIX regulations, a State must acknowledge a Data Request within 4 working days and provide the information as soon as possible. The request is escalated to the next level (i.e. from the district to the regional or the regional to the State) if it is not acknowledged within 2 working days.

 To view the Data Requests you have sent and received, navigate to the Worklists page within MSIX. You can respond to requests from other users using the Correspondence thread and reassign requests to the appropriate personnel when necessary. See  below to find out which user roles can perform actions with Data Requests:

State, Regional, & District Data Administrators: Initiate, Reply, Resolve & Reassign a Data Request
Primary & Secondary Users : Initiate & Reply to a Data Request

If you have any questions, please contact the MSIX Help Desk via email at: MSIXSupport@deloitte.com or telephone at: 1-866-878-9525. Help Desk hours are: 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.

 Sent by:  Roger Rosenthal, NASDME Executive Consultant

The Trump Administration’s Department of Homeland Security issued a new DACA memo.

In it, the Department stated that it is continuing to refuse to open up the program for new applicants.  It also stated that it would review applicants for renewal of DACA status.  but would examine those applications on a case by case basis and would only grant one year, not two year, extensions for those applicants it approved for renewal.  This change to the program is effective immediately for all applications it is reviewing from the date of the memo.

The Department stated that it was engaging in a full review of the program and what it will do with the program.  The memo also stated that the Department continued to view the DACA program as illegal.

Without a doubt, there will be litigation regarding these developments.  Most likely, the Maryland federal court that was considering holding the Department in contempt of court will act quickly, as may other courts.

We will report  immediately on court action regarding the Department’s implementation of the memo.  While implementation of what is in the memo appears to be in conflict with what courts have ordered, the memo is in effect until it might be enjoined by a federal court.

Best regards,

Roger

Nebraska MEP Partners!

Proteus
Check out the newsletter to be aware of the services they provide.

UNMC, Public Health

Agricultural workers’ rights flyers.  Selecting the link will allow you to access the flyers in English and Spanish.

In the News

Why the U.S. mushroom business is migrating to Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



MEP Bulletin July 10, 2020

This is a repeat of July 3rd Bulletin . . . 

Interstate Migrant Education Council (IMEC)

In an effort to keep the MEP community informed during the pandemic, I am sharing the paper “Education and Humanistic Issues Faced by Migrant Education Programs During times of Pandemic and Natural Disasters” written by IMEC Consultant Solomon (Sol) Kaulukukui former Hawaii State MEP director.  With the impact of COVID-19 IMEC will continue to address issues that impact migrant staff, students, parents and stakeholders in future papers and virtual presentations.

Congressional Letter – Migrant Education Program, Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Relief
CCCERA Fact Sheet 06.29.20
Funding for Children of Migrant Farmworkers

P-EBT Information
COVID-19 Pandemic EBT FAQ
COVID-19 Pandemic EBT Quick Reference Guide
P-EBT Letter to Schools with ID 6.17.2020

Agribusiness
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nebraska commercial red meat production declined dramatically during May as slaughter plants worked furiously to keep their workers safe, which resulted in lower production as sick employees stayed home and plants implemented numerous safety protocols.

Professional Learning

U.S. Department of Education’s webinar, Human Trafficking: Online SafetyThe following materials have been posted to the webinar’s webpage on the NCSSLE website:

A complete list of Questions and Answers from this webinar will be posted to this same webpage as soon as it is available; we will send you an email when the document is posted.

Please note, you can also access archived materials from the first webinar in the series, Identifying and Supporting Students Affected by Human Trafficking.  This webinar can also be accessed at the NCSSLE website.


Resilience for Educators
NDE School Safety would like to provide support to you in these times of uncertainty. We encourage you to attend this virtual training to learn and equip yourselves to help others through these times

Free training:
Teachers & Staff:  Monday, July 13, 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
School Administrators:  Monday, July 20, 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Teachers & Staff:  Monday, July 27, 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Register:  https://nde.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_80Kwc0a2ipvcgfj



MEP Bulletin July 3, 2020

Interstate Migrant Education Council (IMEC)
In an effort to keep the MEP community informed during the pandemic, I am sharing the paper “Education and Humanistic Issues Faced by Migrant Education Programs During times of Pandemic and Natural Disasters” written by IMEC Consultant Solomon (Sol) Kaulukukui former Hawaii State MEP director.  With the impact of COVID-19 IMEC will continue to address issues that impact migrant staff, students, parents and stakeholders in future papers and virtual presentations.

Congressional Letter – Migrant Education Program, Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Relief
CCCERA Fact Sheet 06.29.20
Funding for Children of Migrant Farmworkers

P-EBT Information
COVID-19 Pandemic EBT FAQ
COVID-19 Pandemic EBT Quick Reference Guide
P-EBT Letter to Schools with ID 6.17.2020

Agribusiness
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nebraska commercial red meat production declined dramatically during May as slaughter plants worked furiously to keep their workers safe, which resulted in lower production as sick employees stayed home and plants implemented numerous safety protocols.

Professional Learning

U.S. Department of Education’s webinar, Human Trafficking: Online SafetyThe following materials have been posted to the webinar’s webpage on the NCSSLE website:

A complete list of Questions and Answers from this webinar will be posted to this same webpage as soon as it is available; we will send you an email when the document is posted.

Please note, you can also access archived materials from the first webinar in the series, Identifying and Supporting Students Affected by Human Trafficking.  This webinar can also be accessed at the NCSSLE website.


Resilience for Educators
NDE School Safety would like to provide support to you in these times of uncertainty. We encourage you to attend this virtual training to learn and equip yourselves to help others through these times

Free training:
Teachers & Staff:  Monday, July 13, 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
School Administrators:  Monday, July 20, 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Teachers & Staff:  Monday, July 27, 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Register:  https://nde.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_80Kwc0a2ipvcgfj



MEP Bulletin June 26, 2020

Announcement:  Office of Migrant Education

Resource:  National Certificate of Eligibility (COE): Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval Extended Through June 30, 2023

The Office of Migrant Education (OME) is pleased to announce that the National COE Instructions and template have been approved by OMB for use through June 30, 2023.  As you may recall, the Department requested an extension without change of the previous collection.  The expiration date has been updated on the attached document and will be posted to the RESULTS website.  Please use this version moving forward.


MIGRANT STUDENT INFORMATION EXCHANGE (MSIX)

MSIX Student Record and Advanced Search Reference Guide


GOOD NEWS!
DACA - a win for undocumented immigrants brought to U.S. as children


COVID

UCLA-LOSH Farmworkers COVID Infographic (English) Front
UCLA-LOSH Farmworkers COVID Infographic (English) Back
UCLA-LOSH Farmworkers COVID Infographic (Spanish) Front
UCLA-LOSH Farmworkers COVID Infographic (Spanish) Back


MIGRANT EDUCATION PROGRAM CONSORTIA INFORMATION

P-EBT now available to Nebraska children and families

On Thursday, June 18, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services was approved to implement Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), a temporary federal option that allows states to provide resources to families whose kids are on the free and reduced-price lunch program while schools are closed. P-EBT will provide eligible families with two additional disbursements of benefits to help purchase food for their children. This will result in tens of millions of dollars going directly to help Nebraska families meet basic needs during these challenging economic times.


News from IRRC – Identification and Recruitment Rapid Response Consortium:

CDC Agriculture Workers and Employers


Graduation Outcomes for Success for Out of School Youth
Relationship Building


Engaging Migrant Preschoolers into STEM

Engaging Migrant Preschoolers into STEM
STEM Hyper Doc

The Migrant Education Program Preschool Initiative has hosted a number of webinars over the past few months: Summer Services; Developmental Milestones; Family Literacy, and more.  The recordings and presentation documents are available at http://www.preschoolinitiative.org/presentations. The most recent webinar they provided was Engaging Migrant Preschoolers in STEM. Materials from the webinar are included in this posting.  If the recording for the Engaging Migrant Preschoolers is not already posted on the website it will be shortly.



MEP Bulletin June 19, 2020

Announcement:  Office of Migrant Education

Resource:  National Certificate of Eligibility (COE): Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval Extended Through June 30, 2023

The Office of Migrant Education (OME) is pleased to announce that the National COE Instructions and template have been approved by OMB for use through June 30, 2023.  As you may recall, the Department requested an extension without change of the previous collection.  The expiration date has been updated on the attached document and will be posted to the RESULTS website.  Please use this version moving forward.

Good news!

The Washington Post

[Thinktank] Fillable Posters- English/Spanish- COVID-19

ROTEGIENDO A TRABAJADORES AGRiCOLAS DEL COVID-19

COMO PROTEGERSE USTED Y SU FAMILIA DEL COVID-19

PROTECTING AGRICULTURAL WORKES FROM COVID-19 (front page)

PROTECTING AGRICULTURAL WORKERS FROM COVID-19 (back page)

Script for grower when a worker is sick

NCFHP Interim COVID-19 Guidance: Script for sick worker Spanish/English (SPANISH)

In the Field: New Resource! Relationship Building with OSY

OSY Relationship Building

Roger Hart's Ladder of Young People's Participation

Now Available:  2020 Data Conference On-Demand Videos

Due to the challenges and realities associated with COVID19, NDE has been working through contingency plans for the 2020 Data Conference. In lieu of holding an in-person conference, this year, we are making available a series of pre-recorded, short, informational videos addressing key conference topics.

Read More

Nebraska Migrant Education Program

Danielle has been making a list and checking it twice!!

 Child Count Report – 3-21 Child Count – 12 month year to year comparison.  Good job MEP team for your hard work especially under COVID restrictions!!

18.19
Child Count
19.20
Child Count
4,093 3,854

 

 



MEP Bulletin June 12, 2020

Welcome to the first posting of the Nebraska Migrant Education Program(MEP) Bulletin.  The Migrant Bulletin is a mass email system utilized through the Nebraska Department of Education accessed by subscription to provide MEP staff information related to the program. The Bulletin will be sent on a weekly basis to provide you with general information related to the MEP.  To receive messages through the MEP Bulletin, subscribe using this link.  The link is also located on the homepage of the MEP website .  If your project has MEP related information that you would like to be distributed through the MEP Bulletin, please email me at sue.henry@nebraska.gov and provide pertinent details, links (if any), and target audience for your posting.

Human Trafficking:  On-line Safety
A national webinar hosted by the US Department of Education
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
2:00 – 3:15 CT
Register for the meeting

Engaging Migrant Preschoolers in STEM
Presented by the Preschool Initiative
Thursday June 18th, 2020
12:30 p.m. CT
Join Meeting

Article of Interest – Hispanics & STEM:  Hispanics are underrepresented in STEM Today but Gen Z’s interest can change the future



Request For Information NDE-21st CCLC-2018

The State of Nebraska (State), Department of Education, 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program, is issuing this Request for Information RFI NDE-21st CCLC-2018 for the purpose of gathering information to consider providers of statewide program evaluation services and continuous improvement processes, including web-based tools for grant administration.

Written questions are due no later than June 7, 2018, and should be submitted via e-mail to jan.handa@nebraska.gov.

Sealed information must be received in the Department of Education on or before July 2, 2018, 2:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time, at which time information will be publicly opened.

Bidder should submit five (5) originals of the entire RFI response.

Sealed RFI responses should be received by the date and time of RFI opening indicated above. No late information will be accepted.

RFI NDE-21st CCLC-2018

RFI NDE-21stCCLC-2018 Addendum (6/13/2018)