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The Migrant Education Region VIII Journalism Project, which began in the fall of 2015 and was unveiled as a newspaper called The Migrant Voice in February 2016, was created as an English Language Development program. In the first issue, third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students from Earlimart, Pixley, Tipton and Tulare City School Districts published 20 articles about California’s drought. Through the process of interviewing people affected by or working to solve the drought, the Migrant students gained confidence in their abilities to research, speak, write and communicate their stories. Since the publication of the first issue, Migrant Education has expanded participation to involve numerous other Kings and Tulare county districts.  The Migrant Education Program's goal is to have all 54 school districts participate in this project as it continues to evolve.