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FIRESTONE, Colo. -- Kristen Baker is a kindergarten teacher at Imagine Charter School. She’s imagining a more creative learning environment for her students and it starts with them getting off their butts.

“Giving them a chance to move helps them be able to learn better and it helps them be able to solve complicated tasks,” she said.

According to recent studies, kids need to be off their tushies to tackle those tough tasks. According to Baker, the solution is the standing desk.  Not because it stands, but because the students do.

“I call it a work station because it really promotes collaborative learning.  Multiple kids can use it at a time,” Baker said.

The standing desks aren’t cheap, about $470 each.  The school wants to buy at least 10 for a total of $4,700.

Baker set up a GoFundMe account and would love to get her kids off their butts, on their feet and walking to a better future.

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