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

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

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 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

Location, Affordability and Workforce Make Maury County, TN a Top Choice

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Location, Affordability and Workforce Make Maury County, TN a Top Choice By Teree Caruthers | May 18, 2017 Photo by Katie Baker   For three straight years, Maury County has ranked in the top six among Tennessee’s fastest-growing counties, boasting between a 2 and 2.5 percent population growth year after year. In 2015, it ranked as the state’s fourth fastest-growing county, proof that … 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

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

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