Studies Show Technology Gives Experience-Learning Boost in the Classroom

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Written by Dr. Chris Marczak Optimism is growing for teachers and school administrators across Maury County, as technology is incorporated into classrooms to bring efficiencies to teachers as well as higher engagement to students. According to IT Opportunities in the Education Market, a study by CompTIA, 78 percent of teachers believe technology has positively impacted their classrooms, and 65 percent … 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

Survey Reveals MCPS Teachers are Optimistic

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By The Daily Herald A recent study shows Maury County educators feel more positively about their school system than they did last year. The study, conducted by Bryant Research in conjunction with Mary Beth West Communications, reveals an increase in education professionals’ overall rating of Maury County Public Schools over an identical questionnaire sent to teachers in May 2015. Educators … 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

Mount Pleasant Unveils Nation’s First K-12 STEAM Campus

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The small town of Mount Pleasant, Tennessee is embarking on a first-in-the-nation program aimed at transforming education in the community and beyond. Dr. Ryan Jackson, executive lead principal of the Mt. Pleasant Arts Innovation Zone, announced Wednesday the formation of the country’s first K-12 STEAM campus, a collaborative effort involving the town’s three schools and a group of local and … Read More

Maury County Principal Named Finalist for Tennessee Principal of the Year

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On Thursday, September 1 Education Commissioner Candice McQueen named Dr. Tina Weatherford, Principal of Joseph Brown Elementary, a finalist for the Tennessee Principal of the Year award. This is an annual award given to a school principal  who has shown outstanding service, exceptional leadership, drives overall improvements in their school and has a track record of exceptional gains in student … Read More

Schools embark on changes in learning process

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By MIKE CHRISTEN mchristen@c-dh.net Maury County Public Schools’ teachers, principals and district-wide administrators gathered at Maury Hills Church on Tuesday for a summit with Discovery Education, officially embarking on the school system’s endeavor to bring problem-based learning to each of Maury County’s more than 12,000 students. The problem-based learning model is a student-centered teaching philosophy which puts an emphasis on … Read More

Partnership Aims to Provide High School Students with Advanced Career Training

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By MIKE CHRISTENmchristen@c-dh.net As the new school year began last week, Maury County Public Schools and Columbia State Community College entered into an articulation agreement to further the educational opportunities of the region’s high school students. Both MCPS Superintendent of Schools Dr. Chris Marczak and CSCC President Janet F. Smith formally approved a partnership between the two organizations giving Maury … Read More

Students take hands on tour of GM

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By MIKE CHRISTEN mchristen@c-dh.net SPRING HILL — General Motors opened its doors to Middle Tennessee’s youth this week inviting them to tour the facility and experience the same hands-on training new employees receive before joining the assembly line. During the four-day “Go Tech” Advanced Manufacturing Academy, students and recent high school graduates received an extended tour of the 6.9 million … Read More

Maury County teachers learn new lessons

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By MIKE CHRISTEN mchristen@c-dh.net SPRING HILL — Middle Tennessee science teachers were hard at work last week learning new attention-grabbing experiments during an American Society for Metals Materials Camp at the Northfield Workforce Development and Conference Center. Stepping into the shoes of their own students, the teachers listened to lectures and took part in experiments all related to material science, … Read More