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Without enough students to fill up its classrooms, Gaspar Vila Mayans elementary, a public school seated in a low-income area in San Juan, is facing the possibility of closure. Lauren Migaki/NPR hide caption

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School Closures Loom In Puerto Rico As Enrollment Shrinks After Maria

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Two people swim at a beach in Vieques, Puerto Rico. One of the bays on the island is famous for its bioluminescent plankton, which are slowly recovering after Hurricane Maria. Ricardo Arduengo for NPR hide caption

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After Maria, One Of The World's Best Bioluminescent Bays Slowly Begins To Glow Again

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A child rides a bike by a house destroyed by Hurricane Maria in Vieques, Puerto Rico. Ricardo Arduengo for NPR hide caption

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Puerto Rican Island 'Still In Crisis Mode' 3 Months After Maria

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Gregorio Velazquez Rivera, 81, sits inside an abandoned house he now occupies with his relatives after they lost their home to Hurricane Maria in Vieques, Puerto Rico. Ricardo Arduengo for NPR hide caption

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The active part of the landfill in Toa Baja is currently a hot, rancid, open dump. Federal regulations require trash piles to be covered daily with earth. But the site's supervisor says that's currently impossible. José Jiménez-Tirado for NPR hide caption

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After Maria, Puerto Rico Struggles Under The Weight Of Its Own Garbage

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Clark Howe, 12, and his family lost their Santa Rosa, Calif., home and nearly all their possessions to the Tubbs Fire. While he found it hard to talk about the fire, it's also been really helpful to do so, and he can't believe the support he has received from his community. Lauren Migaki/NPR hide caption

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After Wildfires Destroyed Their Homes, Students Find Healing Help At School

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Lilian Garcia braids Melody Vasquez's hair while Garcia's daughter Jaohnliz plays with her dog, Fanny, inside Liberata Iraldo, a middle school in Rio Grande, where they sought shelter after Hurricane Maria. José Jiménez-Tirado for NPR hide caption

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If A School Becomes A Shelter In Puerto Rico, Where Do Students Learn?

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Nora Ortiz Navarro, the social worker at Escuela Gaspar Vilá Mayans, leads students in exercises to help them deal with stress and feel calm. Lauren Migaki/NPR hide caption

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For Puerto Rico's Children, Finding A 'Safe Place' In The Few Schools That Are Open

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2 Schools Reopen Their Doors In Puerto Rico

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A replica of Anne Frank's diary is displayed at the Indianapolis Children's Museum in Indianapolis. Michael Conroy/AP hide caption

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75 Years Later, Anne Frank's Diary Still Has Much To Teach

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Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga was a high school senior when she entered the Manzanar internment camp. Now 92, she points to the place in Manzanar, near Death Valley in California, where she lived. Lauren Migaki/NPR hide caption

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At 92, A Japanese-American Reflects On The Lessons Of Internment Camps

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Japanese Organizing Consultant Marie Kondo Takes America By Storm

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