Maury Gains National Award

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The Laurie Moran Partnership Award This year, NAWB introduced a new award, the Laurie Moran Partnership Award, given jointly to a workforce development board and chamber of commerce that have formed a significant partnership to advance the workforce and economic development of their local region. The Partnership Award is named in honor of Laurie Moran, who served on the West Piedmont … 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

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