Maury County Listed in Top 10 for Purchasing Power

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By MIKE CHRISTEN mchristen@c-dh.net Maury County has been identified as one of the top counties for purchasing power in Tennessee by New York finance technology company SmartAsset. The top 10 spots, which included Maury County at the end of the list, are all in relatively close proximity to the state’s metropolitan centers. Williamson County leads the state with a purchasing … 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

Maury County Leaders Invited to Share Education Insight at Regional P-16 Council Meeting

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The Maury Chamber and Economic Alliance announced today that Maury County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Chris Marczak and Mount Pleasant Arts Innovation Zone Artsministrator Dr. Ryan Jackson and Maury Alliance President Wil Evans have been invited to share insight on Maury County’s strides and achievements in education at the quarterly North Central Tennessee P-16 council meeting. The council, whose vision … Read More

Maury Education Initiative Recognized with Nashville and Knoxville Public Relations Awards

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An initiative aimed at elevating support of education in Maury County has won public relations awards in Nashville and Knoxville for the second year in a row. The Grow Maury Initiative, which is led by the Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance in partnership with Maury County Public Schools and Mary Beth West Communications, received multiple honors from the Public … Read More

Mt. Pleasant to Fuel STEAM with $500K Grant

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By Mike Christensen with the Daily Herald MT. PLEASANT — The Maury County Public Schools District is celebrating another major step forward in the pursuit of STEAM learning. Last week, the district learned it will receive a $500,000 grant to create an innovation lab at Mt. Pleasant High School, where students will work on problem-based learning projects, preparing them for … Read More

Why Maury County’s Education Technology Revolution is Significant

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By John Carver, Maury County Public Schools Chief Digital Learning Officer Everything is changing. Across the country, classrooms and learning will look much different. Textbooks with paper pages will be replaced by devices; teachers will be able to utilize tablets and digital chalkboards; quizzes and exams will become easier to track. Lessons will become more interactive, transforming students from passive … Read More

GCP Applied Technologies to Expand in Mount Pleasant

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MOUNT PLEASANT, Tenn. — Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe along with leaders from GCP Applied Technologies announced today that the company will expand its manufacturing operations in Maury County. The global construction materials manufacturer expects to invest $11 million and create 29 new jobs in Mount Pleasant. With this expansion, GCP will be adding a … Read More

Travis Groth – OU Economic Development Institute Graduate

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Travis Groth, Director of Economic Development for the Maury County Chamber & Economic Alliance graduated from the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute on May 4, 2017 at the OU EDI Spring session held in San Antonio, Texas. OU EDI is an intensive week long, three-tier program which provides a broad spectrum of advanced education for the economic development professional. … Read More

E-Commerce Solutions Seminar with Google, Payscape, FedEx and more!

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The U.S. Commercial Service Can Help You E-Commerce Solutions Explore the Global Sales Channel to Expand your Business E-Commerce is transforming the world of trade for consumers and businesses. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) now have channels to buy and sell globally sitting at their PC, tablet or smartphone. E-Commerce will play a big role in enhancing U.S. exports by … Read More

Studies Show Technology Gives Experience-Learning Boost in the Classroom

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Written by Dr. Chris Marczak Optimism is growing for teachers and school administrators across Maury County, as technology is incorporated into classrooms to bring efficiencies to teachers as well as higher engagement to students. According to IT Opportunities in the Education Market, a study by CompTIA, 78 percent of teachers believe technology has positively impacted their classrooms, and 65 percent … Read More