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Migrant-Education Administration Discuss Proposed Title I Changes

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Some 120 migrant education administrators, many of them directors of migrant programs in their states, met in Alexandria, Va., last week to learn how the new Title I regulations will affect their programs.

The meeting was the 15th Annual Migrant Directors' Conference, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.

John Ridgway, an education specialist in the Migrant Education Programs office, told the administrators that proposed new regulations for migrant education programs should be ready in early January.

Migrant education programs are a part of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

Legislation concerning these programs was rewritten as part of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981, which goes into effect Sept. 30, 1982.

Mr. Ridgway said migrant education programs, which are not included in the block grants package, should remain intact, but he was unable to tell the administrators at what funding level.

In fiscal year 1981 migrant education programs operated on $266.4 million. Both the House and the Senate have requested the same amount for 1982, but the president has requested a limit of $202 million.

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