Cardboard Desks Aid At-Home Learning

An Oregon school has teamed up with a local box company to create cheap and durable work stations for at-home learning. KGW's Christine Koumoue reports.

(NBC News) — As kids and parents struggle with at-home learning this year, a parent-teacher club in Beaverton, Oregon has come up with an A+ idea.

“Jarring” is how Ric Shewell describes the 2020 school year. Many parents would agree with him. Shewell has two kids at McKay Elementary and is a member of the school’s Parent Teacher Club.

“Watching kids last spring, you know they were doing Zoom and doing school on their beds, on the floor, on the couch” explained Shewell. “And we thought, ‘What could we give the kids to help them succeed this year?’”

The answer was found in a material most have somewhere around the house: cardboard. The idea is to use it to make desks for every student and create a personal space for learning at home.

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