Ritz unveils migrant education centers

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The Indiana Department of Education is opening seven migrant education centers across the state including one in West Lafayette.

On Monday, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz unveiled an expanded and improved Migrant Education Program for Indiana.

Ritz said the goal of the centers is to offer educational and supportive services to eligible migrant students. The centers will also offer professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators.

“Through a renewed investment in infrastructure and staff, and new partnerships with business leaders and parent organizations, I am excited to announce the creation of seven new regional centers to provide additional supports to Hoosier students,” said Ritz in a press release to News 18. “My department is committed to providing schools and communities with the resources they need to ensure that all children receive an equitable and high quality education.”

The West Lafayette center will be located at the Wabash Valley Education Center on Benton Street near Cumberland Elementary School. Other center locations are in South Bend, Jasper, Berne, Alexandria, Columbus and Connersville.

The Department of Education is using federal grant money to fund the centers.

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