Where is Maury the Mule?

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Looking for something to do while the kids are on Spring Break…. The “Where is Maury the Mule” event starts this weekend! Pick up your “passport” from one of 20 participating merchants in Maury County. Just get your passport stamped at 17 of the 20 businesses for an entry! Turn in your passport on April 10th. You won’t believe the … Read More

Work-based Learning Opportunities Prepare Maury County Students for Success in the Workplace

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Maury County Public Schools students are finding ways to gain workplace experience through school-organized programs and classes. As part of the seventh key of the “seven keys to college and career readiness,” work-based opportunities are giving students valuable exposure to work environments and helping them as they make decisions about their future. Anna Catherine Shepard, a senior at Columbia Central … 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

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

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

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