LA Johnson

LA Johnson appears in the following:

'Dear NPR': In Postcards From The Shutdown, Kids Show Us Life — And Learning

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

From online soccer to missing Grandma, children all over the country sent us postcards about their lives. Along the way, they gave us a glimpse of what it's like to be a kid right now.

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A Grandmother's Poem Reassures Us With Humor And Grace

Sunday, May 31, 2020

An NPR photojournalist's grandfather's 90th birthday party, canceled due to COVID-19, inspired a poem — and his vow to stay 89.

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Photos From Pandemic Prom: High School Seniors Show Us Their Style

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Most high school proms have been canceled because of the pandemic. Nevertheless, photojournalists gave these seniors a chance to dress up and get their prom photos taken.

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Here's A Fun Project For Your Kids: Send NPR A Postcard!

Friday, May 15, 2020

We're looking to tell the story of how school and learning have changed around the country. Parents, if you want to help - have your kids create a postcard, and you can send it to us at NPR.

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5 Easy Art Projects To Enjoy During Social Distancing

Friday, April 10, 2020

Sarah Urist Green, creator of PBS' The Art Assignment, walks through five fun art projects that don't require fancy supplies or talent to create and enjoy.

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Comic: How To Turn Your Home Into A School Without Losing Your Sanity

Friday, March 27, 2020

Be realistic; be forgiving; remember to shake your sillies out. Education experts share tips for home-schooling during the coronavirus school closures.

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Sketchbook: Abortion Demonstrators Face Off On Steps Of Supreme Court

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

NPR Visual journalist LA Johnson attended an abortion rally at the steps of the Supreme Court to talk to, and draw, people from both sides of the issue.

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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.

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PHOTOS: America's Separate And Unequal Schools

Thursday, July 25, 2019

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

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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?

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