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

Maury County Students Invited to Meet with Meharry Medical College Psychiatric Residents

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Students from across Maury County will gain the opportunity to hear about STEM careers, with an emphasis in health / medicine and mental care, on Tuesday, August 29, when the Tennessee Psychiatric Association (TPA) will host Meharry Medical College psychiatric residents at Puckett’s in Downtown Columbia. From 6:30-7:30 p.m., students and parents from around Maury County are invited to hear … 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

Haslam Praises Schools During Columbia Visit

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam praised Maury County’s educational progress during a speech to the Kiwanis Club on March 3. “This is a phenomenal number,” Haslam said of the county’s 32 percent increase in college readiness scores. “It is way outside the number of norms in improvement. Maury County is a great example of what is going on. I did not … 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

Three Ways You Can Empower Students as a tnAchieves Mentor

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Written by Julius Johnson, tnAchieves mentor and former Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture One hour of your time each month could change a student’s future. That’s what being a tnAchieves mentor is all about: making small investments that pay big dividends in the lives of our youth. Maury County is on the hunt for new mentors in time for the application … Read More

State, Local Education and Business Leaders to Light Pathway to Student Achievement at October Public Forum

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Renowned education minds, local leaders will discuss ways students can capitalize on Tennessee Promise Tennessee Commissioner of Economic and Community Development Randy Boyd will join state and local education, government and business leaders to engage students, parents and community members at an October public forum in Columbia, Tennessee related to student achievement. The event, entitled “Unlocking the Keys to Student … Read More