LA Johnson

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These women speak candidly about their abortions. Here's what they want you to know

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

In D.C. and across the country, people gathered by the thousands in coordinated rallies to demand reproductive justice for all. The main message? Everyone loves someone who's had an abortion.

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COMIC: If history is a guide, schools will start requiring COVID vaccines

Friday, November 05, 2021

The first vaccine required for school was for smallpox, over 200 years ago. And for decades, all states have required that kids be vaccinated against contagious diseases like polio to attend school.

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Show And Tell: How Are Your Kids Getting Creative With Masks?

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Which cute and cool masks do your kids like best? How are they expressing themselves with their mask choices? Send us a postcard, or a story or a photo.

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She's Been Teaching For 18 Years. She Says This Year Is Her Most Stressful Yet

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

What does an elementary school classroom look like right now? Photojournalist Natosha Via spent the day with one Louisville music teacher as she adjusted masks and sanitized xylophone mallets.

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COMIC: Director Jon M. Chu's Long Journey From Home Videos To 'In The Heights'

Friday, June 11, 2021

Hollywood director Jon M. Chu got his start splicing VHS tapes of home videos, but it took him two decades — and acceptance of his cultural identity — to realize what stories he really wanted to tell.

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COMIC: He Knew His First Year Teaching Would Be A Whirlwind. Then Came The Pandemic

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

It's been a year since teachers were handed an unprecedented challenge: Educate students in new ways amid the backdrop of a pandemic. This week our story is from San Antonio.

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COMIC: How A Teacher Tackled Pandemic Fears For His Students With Disabilities

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

It's been a year since teachers were handed an unprecedented request: educate students in entirely new ways amid the backdrop of a pandemic. This week's story comes from a teacher in Nashville.

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COMIC: 'Radiating Love And Positivity' While Teaching In The Pandemic

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

It's been a year since teachers were handed an unprecedented request: educate students in entirely new ways amid a pandemic. This week is Shameem Patel, a second-grade teacher in Dallas.

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COMIC: For Music Teacher, Virtual School Meant Teaching Kids 'To Hear The Way I Hear'

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

It's been a year since teachers were handed an unprecedented request: educate students in entirely new ways amid the backdrop of a pandemic.

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COMIC: Teaching Preschoolers While Masked Up During The Pandemic

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

It's been a year since teachers were handed an unprecedented request: educate students in entirely new ways amid the backdrop of a pandemic.

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COMIC: Pueblo Tribal Teacher On The Difficulty Of Getting Students Online

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

It's been a year since teachers were handed an unprecedented request: Educate students in entirely new ways — amid the backdrop of a pandemic.

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COMIC: How One Math Teacher Broke Through To Her Virtual Students

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

A year ago, teachers were handed an unprecedented request: educate students in entirely new ways amid the backdrop of a pandemic. In this comic series, we'll illustrate one teacher's story each week.

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How To Improvise In The Kitchen — With Tips From Samin Nosrat And Hrishikesh Hirway

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Following a recipe is easy, but improvising in the kitchen takes confidence — and a well-stocked pantry.

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COMIC: How To Raise Informed, Active Citizens

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

From talking about history to volunteering in your community, here's how to get your kids thinking about what it means to be a good citizen.

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Hey Kids, Send Us A Postcard!

Saturday, November 14, 2020

How has the coronavirus changed learning and life? Let's do some show and tell. Parents, if you want to help: Have your kids create a postcard and send it to us at NPR.

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'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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