Why Experiencing Maury County, TN may be the Best Thing You Can Do for Yourself

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Affordable living and a high quality of life puts Maury County on the map for movers From young families in search of good schools, affordable homes and close-knit neighborhoods to retirees looking for a lower cost of living, top-notch health care and shopping, entertainment and recreational opportunities, record-setting numbers of new residents are discovering Maury County. A growing number of tourists … Read More

Studies Show Impact of Education Outside the Classroom

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By Dr. Chris Marczak “A very large portion of a true student’s work must be done outside the classroom.” This quotation from George Washington Carver demonstrates an important concept Maury County Public Schools (MCPS) is working to integrate into our current education model. This school year, many students are acquiring knowledge and learning new skills away from their desks through … Read More

Maury County Businesses Brighten Students’ Futures with Work-based Learning Opportunities

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Businesses in Maury County are finding innovative ways to have a stake in education, and play a role in generating good education statistics that positively impact the county’s workforce quality and pipeline of skilled workers – which ultimately boosts the economy. On July 31, the Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance, in partnership with Maury County Public Schools (MCPS), launched … Read More

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

Maury County Young Professionals After Hours

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In October the Maury Alliance’s Young Professionals hosted its first Young Professionals Happy Hour at Asgard Brewing Co. & Taproom in Columbia, TN. The Maury Alliance’s Young Professional group creates a platform for YP’s to build relationships, develop professionally, and contribute to the economic development and high quality living of Maury County. Hosting multiple educational lunches a year formatted to … 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

Gaining Gold by Going Green

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Maury County Increases Status to a Valley Sustainable Gold Community Columbia, Tennessee, October 17, 2017 – Maury County, which was first designated in the Valley Sustainable Communities Program at the Silver level in 2014, has recently completed the Designation Renewal Process, resulting in it increasing its level to Gold and maintaining its status in the program for an additional three … 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