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Maury Alliance Leader Selected for Education Fellowship

In Economic News, News by Nicole Perry

Travis Groth, Vice President of Economic Development for the Maury County Chamber & Economic Alliance, has been selected by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) to participate in a ten-month professional development program designed to assist them in improving education and talent development outcomes in their communities. The Fellowship for Education & Talent Development is an immersive executive …

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Introducing…Meet Maury

In Chamber News, News by Nicole Perry

In response to the growth of Maury County as new residents move into town, the Maury County Chamber & Economic Alliance, together with the Leadership Maury Board of Trustees has launched a new program – Meet Maury. The inaugural class will kick off on September 10th and we are accepting applications now. In this four-week program, participants will be introduced …

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Now Accepting Applications for Leadership Maury

In Chamber News, News by Nicole Perry

Leadership Maury is a personal development program designed to motivate participants to develop and enhance the quality of their leadership in addressing pertinent community needs. Applications have just been released for the Leadership Maury Class of 2019-2020 and will be accepted until July 19th. Spots are limited! The purpose of the Leadership Maury program is to: Identify potential and existing …

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

In Grow Maury by Nicole Perry

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 …

Studies Show Impact of Education Outside the Classroom

In Grow Maury by Nicole Perry

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 …

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Maury County Businesses Brighten Students’ Futures with Work-based Learning Opportunities

In Grow Maury by Nicole Perry

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 …

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7 Ways Education Outside the Classroom Provides a Better Future and Workforce

In Grow Maury by Nicole Perry

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 …

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Maury Alliance, Maury County Public Schools Announce Incentives for Students Attending Ready, Set, #BeAGoodStat

In Grow Maury by Nicole Perry

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 …

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8 Reasons to Attend Ready, Set, #BeAGoodStat on November 16

In Grow Maury by Nicole Perry

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 …

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Project-based Learning Impacts Students of All Ages; Maury County Sixth Grader Shares Experience

In Grow Maury by Nicole Perry

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 …