LA Johnson

LA Johnson appears in the following:

On The Hunt For Great Sound: A Student Podcast Challenge Video Guide

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Here are our best tips for gathering great sound and making your podcast sound awesome.


PHOTOS: America's Separate And Unequal Schools

Thursday, July 25, 2019

NPR sent photographers across the country to document the differences between school districts.


Why We Remember Stonewall

Friday, June 28, 2019

The Stonewall Inn is a sacred place for many in the LGBTQ community. Fifty years ago, a raid and series of riots outside the New York City bar helped launch a civil rights movement.


Getting A College Degree When You're Behind Bars

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Inmates are among the least educated people in America, but few prisons offer opportunities beyond a GED. What if people behind bars had access to federal money to help pay for college?


At The Education Department, Student Artworks Explore Tolerance And Racism

Friday, June 29, 2018

In an exhibit at the department's headquarters in Washington, young artists speak out through their work about race, sexuality and about being young and having a voice.


Illustrated Scenes From The 'March For Our Lives'

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Hundreds of thousands across the country demonstrated in the student-led event to demand stricter gun control laws. NPR illustrator LA Johnson takes us to Saturday's flagship march in Washington, D.C.


Transgender Teachers: In Their Own Voices

Sunday, March 18, 2018

We asked transgender educators around the country to share a selfie, and tell us what they wish others knew about them. Many say they play vital roles in creating safe spaces for the next generation.


I Am Learning Inglés: A Dual-Language Comic

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

In a dual-language classroom, sometimes you're the student and sometimes you're the teacher. Here's what it's like for 6-year-old Merari.


WATCH: Kids Craft Comics To Explore Immigration Fears

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Children of people in the country illegally often experience fear and worry — with the shadow of deportation as a constant presence. How can they work through those emotions? One workshop uses comics.


Nation's Report Card Finds Mixed Grades For U.S. Students In Visual Arts, Music

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

It's the first time since 2008 that the federal government has released its assessment of U.S. eighth-graders in the arts. While there are some signs of progress, troubling achievement gaps remain.


Finding Words in Paint: How Artists See Dyslexia

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

It's the most common learning disability, yet it's hard to understand. We asked six artists who have dyslexia to share their experiences in images.


The Amazing Pedal-Powered Brain Race: The Finish Line

Thursday, August 18, 2016

These middle schoolers built a 200-pound human brain on wheels. Will it survive the eight-hour race through the streets of Baltimore?


Building The Pedal-Powered Brain: Countdown To Race Day

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

These middle schoolers have been working after school for six months building their giant human-powered brain sculpture. Will their ideas hold up or come crashing down?


On A Mission To Race The Middle School Brain

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

How do you pedal a 200-pound pink brain — made of rubber, foam and steel — up 45-degree hills, through thick mud and water without breaking? These middle schoolers have eight months to figure it out.


Our First Web Comic: A Great Teacher, Illustrated

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

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Frozen In Time, Remembering The Students Who Changed A Teacher's Life

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Jonathan Kozol looks back on events he wrote about 50 years ago, in Death at an Early Age, that reveal how an elementary school treated black children in 1960s Boston.


In The Chaos of A Crowded Bar, Lessons For A Special Ed Teacher

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The NPR Ed team is discovering what teachers do when they're not teaching. Artist? Carpenter? Quidditch player? Explore our Secret Lives of Teachers series.

It's late and the bar is packed. In the darkness of the club, people bob and sway to the DJ's bass-heavy electronic music. The show ...