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Multilingual and Migrant Education

The Multilingual and Migrant Education (MME) Team was established by Oregon Department of Education in April 2022, as one of the state’s key strategic investments funded through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund III (ESSER III)

The Multilingual and Migrant Education team has significantly bolstered the Oregon Department of Education’s capacity to serve migrant students and families. The team grew out of statewide and community efforts to advance equity for multilingual and migrant students and advocacy for policy changes to expand access to culturally and linguistically inclusive programs and services statewide. 

The MME team embodies Oregon’s commitment to and investment in supporting our multilingual and migrant students, which includes students designated as English learners in Title III programs, migrant students in Title I-C Programs, refugee and newcomer immigrant students, and students in dual language programs.

Multilingual and Migrant Education Team

The multilingual and migrant education team is comprised of researchers, coordinators, and education specialists. If you would like to reach an individual on the team, please see the contact list linked below.

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Subscribe today to stay ahead with the latest updates on multilingual and migrant education, Title I-C and Title III programs, training opportunities and announcements. Our newsletters are sent bi-weekly. To subscribe, use the ODE's QuickSubscribe portal.

Published MME Newsletters 

November 2, 2023 Newsletter PDF version
October 19, 2023 Newsletter PDF version
September 28, 2023 Newsletter PDF version
September 8, 2023 Newsletter PDF version

Make an Impact: Send Us Your Newsletter Ideas

If you have content or stories you’d like featured in our newsletter, we want to hear from you! Whether it’s an article, event, or an inspiring story, your contributions add depth to our discussions. Please send your submissions and ideas to Estephany Membreno, Administrative Specialist, and you may see your content in an upcoming publication.  

Mesoamerican Languages Project

In 2020, the Oregon Department of Education launched an effort to revise its Language of Origin code list to include the languages of Oregon's nine federally recognized Indigenous tribes, as well as to represent the growing communities from Mexico and Guatemala who are of Indigenous origin and speak languages other than Spanish. The Language Revitalization Lab at the University of Oregon joined this effort.