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Groth Elected to Tennessee Economic Development Council Board of Directors

In Economic News, News by Nicole Perry

Last week the Tennessee Economic Development Council announced Travis Groth, Maury Alliance Economic Development Director, has been elected to the TEDC Board of Directors as the Middle Tennessee Director. The Tennessee Economic Development Council is a statewide, non-profit organization created to unite the efforts of its members in furthering industrial development in the state of Tennessee. The organization is made …

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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Maury Alliance Launches #BeAGoodStat Public Service Campaign in Start-Up to the New Academic Year

In Grow Maury by Nicole Perry

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 …

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Project-based Learning: What it is and How It’s Transforming Education in Maury County

In Grow Maury by Nicole Perry

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 …

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Maury County Leaders Invited to Share Education Insight at Regional P-16 Council Meeting

In Grow Maury by Nicole Perry

The Maury Chamber and Economic Alliance announced today that Maury County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Chris Marczak and Mount Pleasant Arts Innovation Zone Artsministrator Dr. Ryan Jackson and Maury Alliance President Wil Evans have been invited to share insight on Maury County’s strides and achievements in education at the quarterly North Central Tennessee P-16 council meeting. The council, whose vision …

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Mt. Pleasant to Fuel STEAM with $500K Grant

In Grow Maury by Nicole Perry

By Mike Christensen with the Daily Herald MT. PLEASANT — The Maury County Public Schools District is celebrating another major step forward in the pursuit of STEAM learning. Last week, the district learned it will receive a $500,000 grant to create an innovation lab at Mt. Pleasant High School, where students will work on problem-based learning projects, preparing them for …

Why Maury County’s Education Technology Revolution is Significant

In Grow Maury by Nicole Perry

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 …