Check out Boston Public Schools' new mobile desks

BOSTON — Students across Boston have started the school year with millions of dollars worth of new furniture.

Boston Public Schools spent $8.5 million on thousands of new desks, chairs, bookcases, and computerized white-boards.

They've been installed over the past six months.

Boston 25 News got a look at some of the new mobile desks at Joseph Lee School in Dorchester.

Teachers say students have reacted positively to the investment in their futures.

"What they enjoy doing is coming in....they come in and they sit down, they have a space for all their materials," middle school teacher Elizabeth DiFranco said.  "They're able to just scoot with their partner and get ready to go."

Teachers say the new tools support collaboration and project based learning.