Investing in New Infrastructure to Build Successful K-12 Education Programs

Four Preliminary “Lessons Learned” From Covid-19 School Closures

1. Unequal Access To Study Areas, Computers, And Broadband Internet In American Homes

prep school makerspace
Makerspaces have become an important part of K-12 STEM education. Formaspace manufactured the industrial-style workbenches shown above for Brophy Prep School’s new makerspace. The workbenches feature casters for increased flexibility and mobility, and the upper storage areas keep materials organized.

2. The Phenomenon Of Disappearing Students

3. Meeting Learning Objectives And Conducting Realistic Assessments And Exams

4. Many Parents Can’t Work If Their Children Are Not At School During The Day

5. Everyone Is Stressed Out To The Limit

Addressing The Challenges And Opportunities In The Post-Covid World Of K-12 Education

Closing The Attainment Gap To Achieve Better Outcomes In K-12 Education

height adjustable table for large laboratory
Many Formaspace education customers choose phenolic work surfaces to create the classic classroom or research lab workstation look. The classroom installation above features a manual crank system to adjust the height of the work surface to the appropriate, ergonomic height for the task at hand.
Data from the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), “State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary and Secondary Education,” 2000–01 and 2017–18; and National Elementary and Secondary Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity Projection Model, 1972 through 2029 projects that the percent of white students will drop by 2029, while the percentage of Hispanic, Asian, and multi-racial students will increase.
arizona science center makerspace furniture
Albert Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Our client, Arizona Science Center, was inspired by this and has built a makerspace to facilitate the expansion of ingenuity where their visitors’ design, make, create, and connect.

Setting Priorities For Federal Education Funding In The New Administration

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