7 Ways Education Outside the Classroom Provides a Better Future and Workforce

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By Dr. Chris Marczak, Superintendent of Maury County Public Schools The ultimate goal of Maury County Public Schools (MCPS) is to equip students to achieve excellence in their next stage of life so they can become exemplary members of the workforce and community. In early 2016, we introduced the MCPS “7 Keys to College and Career Readiness,” a list of … Read More

Maury Alliance, Maury County Public Schools Announce Incentives for Students Attending Ready, Set, #BeAGoodStat

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Maury County Public Schools students have two great incentives to attend this week’s education summit event. The Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance announced today that students attending the upcoming Ready, Set, #BeAGoodStat: Lifelong Learning, Inside & Outside the Classroom on November 16 at 6 p.m. at Columbia State Community College’s Ledbetter Auditorium will receive free admission to one home … Read More

8 Reasons to Attend Ready, Set, #BeAGoodStat on November 16

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By Wil Evans, Maury Chamber and Economic Alliance President Traditional students graduating from high school and entering college, and non-traditional students looking to pursue college later in life, often face unique challenges and hurdles in their pursuit of a college degree and promising career. On Thursday, November 16 the Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance and Maury County Public Schools … Read More

Project-based Learning Impacts Students of All Ages; Maury County Sixth Grader Shares Experience

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Spring Hill Middle School sixth grader Jack Hutchings dreams of owning a movie company and making films one day—and he finds that Maury County Public Schools’ shift from traditional instruction to project-based learning will help him achieve this dream. “Project-based learning teaches things like technology, how to work with other kids in my class and how to solve problems that … Read More

Columbia Native keeps the Navy’s newest, most advanced helicopters flying

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Story by Lt. Wesley Holzapfel, Navy Office of Community Outreach Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Robert Zahn A 2009 Columbia Central High School graduate and Columbia, Tennessee native is serving with a U.S. Navy helicopter squadron that flies the Navy’s newest and most technologically-advanced helicopter. Petty Officer 2nd Class Alisha Hawkins is a yeoman with the “Grandmasters” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 46, a Mayport, Florida based squadron that … Read More

Studies Show Project-based Learning Leads to Workforce Readiness and Future Success

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As a new school year is underway in Maury County, students can expect a new approach to learning that is positively correlated to future job success and college preparedness according to recent studies. Project-based learning (PBL) is defined as a student-centered teaching method that involves a dynamic classroom approach where students acquire deeper knowledge through active exploration of real-world challenges … Read More

Project-based Learning Provides Opportunities for Maury County High School Student

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A senior at Mount Pleasant High School, John Robert Daniels has a bright future ahead as he looks to pursue a career in engineering. “Without project-based learning I would have never discovered my passion for engineering, and would probably still be deciding my major and stressing over finding a rewarding career,” said Daniels. Project-based learning (PBL) is another innovative approach … Read More

Maury County Students Invited to Meet with Meharry Medical College Psychiatric Residents

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Students from across Maury County will gain the opportunity to hear about STEM careers, with an emphasis in health / medicine and mental care, on Tuesday, August 29, when the Tennessee Psychiatric Association (TPA) will host Meharry Medical College psychiatric residents at Puckett’s in Downtown Columbia. From 6:30-7:30 p.m., students and parents from around Maury County are invited to hear … Read More

Maury Alliance Launches #BeAGoodStat Public Service Campaign in Start-Up to the New Academic Year

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Soon, Maury County, Tennessee residents and visitors will see bright, familiar faces across the community and social media – all with one thing in common: advocating to be a good statistic toward Maury County’s growing pro-education culture. Part of a new public service campaign launched today, the “Be A Good Stat” – or #BeAGoodStat in social media – campaign utilizes … Read More

Project-based Learning: What it is and How It’s Transforming Education in Maury County

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By Dr. Chris Marczak “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” This quote by Benjamin Franklin is the project-based learning concept. Maury County Public Schools (MCPS) has been leading the way for innovation in education with initiatives like the “7 Keys to College and Career Readiness,” the STEAM movement and the DIPLOMA … Read More