How does furniture impact the learning experience?

As a leader in educational furniture solutions, we continually
strive to understand the answer to this question.

Through our Ruckus Grant Program, we've uncovered valuable insights that highlight the most essential needs of the modern classroom environment.

Following are the findings from our most recent grant program.

Ruckus Research at Buffalo Grove

See how the Ruckus research program impacted the students and teachers at Buffalo Grove High School.

 

Results Recap

To gauge the level of impact on the learning experience, students and teachers were asked to rate the following areas before and after they received the "kit" of new furniture from the Ruckus grant program:

Classroom furnished with Ruckus Grant Program
  • Move "however I want"
  • Work comfortably with technology
  • Work in groups
  • Engagement/participation
  • Enjoyment/retention


The results showed increases between 30% and 60% within each area. That's an incredible impact!

Overall, the top driver in all age levels was the freedom to move. KI proudly manufactures furniture solutions that support this vital need and so much more. Specifically, the "kit" of new furniture that helped support the needs of the modern classroom included the Ruckus Collection, Pillar Tables, MyPlace Lounge Seating, Instruct Desks and Connection Zone Mobile Screens.

See the remarkable before and after photos below.

Before and After Classroom Photos

See the noticeable difference made by a “kit” of new furniture at these nine schools.

Before

Buffalo Grove Classroom Before the Ruckus Grant Program

The new solutions offered students storage, ease of movement and convenience during their lessons.

Buffalo Grove High School

Buffalo Grove, Illinois

After

Buffalo Grove Classroom After the Ruckus Grant Program

Before

Cranberry Elementary Classroom Before the Ruckus Grant Program

Students can choose to sit on the seat or back of mobile Ruckus chairs as they work.

Cranberry Elementary School

North Point, Florida

After

Cranberry Elementary Classroom After the Ruckus Grant Program

Before

Madras Middle School Classroom Before the Ruckus Grant Program

Ruckus chair bookracks offer students a quick storage option for their books and materials wherever they go.

Madras Middle School

Newnan, Georgia

After

Madras Middle School Classroom After the Ruckus Grant Program

Before

Mount Vernon High School Classroom Before the Ruckus Grant Program

Learning should never be tied down to a chair and desk! Students can move their chairs and worksurfaces with them, paving a way for all teaching styles and student engagement.

Mount Vernon High School

Mount Vernon, Washington

After

Mount Vernon High School Classroom After the Ruckus Grant Program

Before

Sheridan Way Elementary School Classroom Before the Ruckus Grant Program

The new furniture is comfortable and easy-to-use for group collaboration and heads-down work.

Sheridan Way Elementary School

Ventura, California

After

Sheridan Way Elementary School Classroom After the Ruckus Grant Program

Before

Thomas Jefferson High School Classroom Before the Ruckus Grant Program

Ruckus furniture allowed for new configurations of open workspaces for discussions and group work.

Thomas Jefferson High School

Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania

After

Thomas Jefferson High School Classroom After the Ruckus Grant Program

Before

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Classroom Before the Ruckus Grant Program

Students can slide their mobile chairs up to a sprocket table for easy brainstorming and collaboration on group projects.

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, Illinois

After

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Classroom After the Ruckus Grant Program

Before

Washington University St. Louis Classroom Before the Ruckus Grant Program

The adjustable-height desk with mobile chair allows students to stand and move around the room easily.

Washington University St. Louis

St. Louis, Missouri

After

Washington University St. Louis Classroom After the Ruckus Grant Program

Before

York Technical College Classroom Before the Ruckus Grant Program

KI furniture granted must-have flexibility and mobility for students.

York Technical College

Rock Hill, South Carolina

After

York Technical College Classroom After the Ruckus Grant Program

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Learn more about how KI furniture can positively impact the learning experience and about future opportunities for the Ruckus Grant Program.