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

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

Students Eligible to Win Laptops at ‘Wiring the Classroom’ event

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Maury County Public Schools students will be eligible to win a Lenovo laptop and other technological devices at an education event taking place Tuesday, April 25 at 6 p.m. at Columbia State Community College’s Cherry Theater. The event, Wiring the Classroom: Empowering Students Through Technology, will cover ways schools are using technology to enhance students’ educational experience. Parents, students and … Read More

Maury Alliance, Maury County Public Schools Announce STEAM Education Summit

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Students entering the 21st century workplace will face an occupational world with jobs that didn’t exist ten years ago. A majority of high-paying jobs will be in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) career fields. On Thursday, April 13, Mount Pleasant students will have the opportunity to discover exciting STEAM career paths at the Maury County Public Schools and … Read More

Seven Ways Technology is Transforming Education

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Written by incoming Maury County Public Schools Chief Digital Learning Officer John Carver By now you’ve likely heard the news coverage, but let this serve as a reminder: Maury County’s schools are becoming pioneers in the area of education technology. This is in support of the MCPS Keys to College and Career Readiness and the district’s commitment to “unlocking potential … Read More

Maury Alliance, Maury County Public Schools Announce Education Technology Summit

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By The Daily Herald State and local leaders will gather at Columbia State Community College’s Cherry Theater on Tuesday, April 25 for a community-wide panel forum to discuss ways technology is transforming education in Maury County. The forum will start at 6 p.m. Among the questions the event aims to answer: How are Maury County Public Schools shifting the educational … Read More

Tennessee Scholarship Program Provides Opportunity for Maury County Student

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SPRING HILL, Tenn. – Nobody in Johnny Miranda’s family had ever attended college. But as he and his sister grew up in Maury County Public Schools, their parents were determined to help them reverse the trend. Johnny’s sister made the leap to higher education. And now, thanks to a boost from Tennessee Promise, a first-of-its-kind scholarship program available to Tennessee … Read More

Successful Maury County Graduate Offers Advice for College Preparation

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LEBANON, Tenn. – Colleen Brooks wasn’t sure college was for her. She had taken the ACT four times and scored a 19 every time. She badly wanted to pursue higher education but didn’t know whether a college would see her as a fit. “I bawled my eyes out because I didn’t think college would be an option for me,” Brooks … Read More

Plea to students: complete FAFSA

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By MIKE CHRISTEN mchristen@c-dh.net, The Daily Herald With only a few days remaining for prospective Tennessee Promise students to file their Federal Application for Student Aid, Maury County’s leaders in education and community development urge the region’s students to make sure they file the documents and remain eligible for the state’s scholarship program. The deadline to complete the application is less … Read More