BOISE — The Idaho State Department of Education abruptly cut the state director of the English Learner and Migrant Education department this week as part of the department’s “rebranding” efforts. 

Migrant education Director Christina Nava’s last day was Friday, April 12. She also served as the Hispanic liaison for Idaho State Department of Education.

English Learner and Migrant Education will no longer function as its own department, education department spokeswoman Kristin Rodine told the Idaho Press Monday. Instead, the department will now fall under the Federal Programs department, along with foster care and homeless student services.

Idaho students whose families work in agriculture and have moved within the last three years can qualify for the Migrant Education Program, a

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