Convention Centers, Museums Become Classrooms Amid Pandemic
November 10, 2020
MISSION, Kan. (AP) - In ordinary times, the airy convention center on a 61-acre site in Hesston, Kansas, hosts weddings, corporate retreats and church events. During the pandemic, it has become a schoolhouse for the district's seventh- and eighth-graders.
Megan Kohlman teaches literature and writing inside one of the rooms, separated from a math teacher's space by only a plastic sheet. It's hardly ideal, but for her it's an upgrade from distance learning in the spring, when she juggled instruction with care of her own young children.
"Everyone just really believes in the power of having kids with us as much as we can," Kohlman said.