State, Local Education and Business Leaders to Light Pathway to Student Achievement at October Public Forum

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Renowned education minds, local leaders will discuss ways students can capitalize on Tennessee Promise Tennessee Commissioner of Economic and Community Development Randy Boyd will join state and local education, government and business leaders to engage students, parents and community members at an October public forum in Columbia, Tennessee related to student achievement. The event, entitled “Unlocking the Keys to Student … Read More

State Board Seeks Public Review of Revised Social Studies Standards

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NASHVILLE – Today, the State Board of Education launched a public review website, https://apps.tn.gov/tcas/, to gather feedback on Tennessee’s newly revised K-12 social studies standards. This is the first time the social studies standards, recently revised by Tennessee educators, will be available for public review. All Tennesseans are invited to review each social studies standard by grade level and provide … Read More

Mount Pleasant Unveils Nation’s First K-12 STEAM Campus

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The small town of Mount Pleasant, Tennessee is embarking on a first-in-the-nation program aimed at transforming education in the community and beyond. Dr. Ryan Jackson, executive lead principal of the Mt. Pleasant Arts Innovation Zone, announced Wednesday the formation of the country’s first K-12 STEAM campus, a collaborative effort involving the town’s three schools and a group of local and … Read More

Read the Latest Edition of Maury County Business

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Located 30 miles south of Nashville, Maury County boasts one of the most progressive business climates in Tennessee. Encompassing the cities of Columbia, Mt. Pleasant and Spring Hill, the region is a hub for manufacturing, services and retail throughout the south central portion of the state. Maury County’s strategic location, abundant land, low costs and skilled workforce attract a diverse … Read More

Maury County Principal Named Finalist for Tennessee Principal of the Year

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On Thursday, September 1 Education Commissioner Candice McQueen named Dr. Tina Weatherford, Principal of Joseph Brown Elementary, a finalist for the Tennessee Principal of the Year award. This is an annual award given to a school principal  who has shown outstanding service, exceptional leadership, drives overall improvements in their school and has a track record of exceptional gains in student … Read More

Schools embark on changes in learning process

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By MIKE CHRISTEN mchristen@c-dh.net Maury County Public Schools’ teachers, principals and district-wide administrators gathered at Maury Hills Church on Tuesday for a summit with Discovery Education, officially embarking on the school system’s endeavor to bring problem-based learning to each of Maury County’s more than 12,000 students. The problem-based learning model is a student-centered teaching philosophy which puts an emphasis on … Read More

Parents are the most effective tool for student success

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By MICHAEL FORD Special to The Daily Herald Study after study proves that the best way to predict a student’s success is to examine the support he or she receives in the home. Having the privilege to be both a father and educator, I can speak first hand to the significance parent involvement plays in a child’s academic success. There … Read More

Partnership Aims to Provide High School Students with Advanced Career Training

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By MIKE CHRISTENmchristen@c-dh.net As the new school year began last week, Maury County Public Schools and Columbia State Community College entered into an articulation agreement to further the educational opportunities of the region’s high school students. Both MCPS Superintendent of Schools Dr. Chris Marczak and CSCC President Janet F. Smith formally approved a partnership between the two organizations giving Maury … Read More

School board approves materials for dual-enrollment partnership

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By MIKE CHRISTEN mchristen@c-dh.net The Maury County Board of Education’s Zoning and Facilities Committee unanimously approved the purchase of materials and training for the district’s Advanced Integrated Industrial Technology duel-enrollment partnership with Columbia State Community College. Also commonly referred to as mechatronics, a field of study combining electronics and mechanical engineering with a concentration on manufacturing, the program will give … Read More

Four Ways Maury County Public Schools Will Grow in 2016-17

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Written by Dr. Chris Marczak, director of Maury County Public Schools Benjamin Franklin tells us that “an investment in knowledge pays the best dividends.” 200 years later, 80s punk band TimBuk 3 exclaimed, “The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades.” What do these two vastly different voices have in common? They might as well have been talking about Maury … Read More