Marvel Focus Desk to be Featured at PTA National Convention

Top Quote Innovative new sit/stand desk for grades K-8 improves children's engagement, achievement, and health. End Quote
  • Chicago, IL (1888PressRelease) May 24, 2016 - The Marvel Focus Desk, an innovative sit/stand classroom desk for grades K-8, will be a featured product at the 2016 PTA National Convention in Orlando from June 30 to July 3. Convention participants will be able to experience the height-adjustable desk, which allows children to easily shift from sitting to standing and also offers a variety of teacher-recommended features for organization, focus, and workspace flexibility.

    Sit/stand desks have been found to deliver a number of benefits for children compared to traditional seated desks:
    • Research indicates that students who stand experience improved neurocognitive processing and better classroom engagement.
    • Studies show that children with learning challenges like ADHD and dyslexia can access working memory and perform better when allowed to stand and move.
    • Stand-biased desks help children burn calories and raise activity levels, reducing the risk of childhood obesity.

    The Marvel Group designed The Focus Desk in cooperation with educators at the Hyde Park Day School, in Chicago and Northfield, Illinois. Marvel worked with Hyde Park teachers and students for over a year, testing a series of prototype desks to promote movement, provide organized storage, and facilitate easy classroom reconfiguration. The resulting Focus Desk empowers children to easily move between sitting and standing with a unique Feathertouch™ lift, a push-button mechanism that silently adjusts the desk's height without disrupting class instruction. In addition, the Focus Desk includes a drop leaf for expandable workspace, integrated study carrel walls that pop up for test taking or quiet study, and dedicated storage for hanging files, pencils, tablets, and notebooks. Lockable casters make the entire unit easily mobile, allowing teachers to easily form work groups or rearrange seating with no lifting required.

    Since its formal launch in the spring of 2015, Marvel Focus Desks have been placed in public and private schools all over the country. It has been profiled in leading education publications and featured in television news segments. The 2016 PTA Convention, to be held at the Swan and Dolphin Resort at Walt Disney World, is its first appearance at a national PTA event.

    "We are excited to bring the Marvel Focus Desk to a national audience of educators, adminstrators, and parent leaders," said Nancy Dellamore, Focus Desk Product Manager. "The Focus Desk supports children's learning as well as their health. Thinking outside the box with the help of real world teachers has led to this innovative reinvention for the classroom of the future."

    To learn more, contact Nancy Gerstein at Creative Marketing Associates, Nancy ( @ ) CMACreative dot com or 847 401 0384 dot To see The Focus Desk in action, visit http://marvelfocusdesk dot com or watch The Focus Desk demonstration video dot

    About The Marvel Group
    The Marvel Group is a 70 year-old Chicago-based manufacturer of a wide range of high-quality furnishings to large, small, and home office markets as well as the education market. Product lines range from office chairs and file cabinets to executive office furniture and open office work-stations. Marvel® products are manufactured to ISO 9001 certified guidelines and backed by a lifetime warranty. The Marvel Group offers superior customer service serving five major industries to assure a problem free and timely project completion. For more information visit

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