July 28, 2022

Compton Unified School District in Los Angeles County is taking a creative approach to helping students become proficient in English faster —a journalism class for English learners. Students learn to interview and write articles, and at the same time, get a boost to their confidence, crucial for participating fully in class.


  • Alison Mendez, Adrian Espinoza, Ayleen Andrade and Camilla Vasquez, Students, Compton Unified School District
  • Kendra Hatchett, Summer journalism teacher, Compton Unified School District

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