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James Bennett column: Making a difference in education

By James Bennett jbennett@c-dh.net Columbia State Community College President Janet F. Smith asked a question Friday that delighted me: “Are you ready for Tuesday night?” I had to pause for a moment to contain my enthusiasm. Smith was referring to my role as moderator on ways businesses and education can partner in preparing students for college and work. We’ll be …

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#MauryConnected outlines benefits

Special to The Daily Herald An upcoming event hosted as part of the #GrowMaury Initiative will offer major benefits to students, parents and Maury County citizens who attend, according to the event’s organizer, the Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance. On April 26, Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen will join a panel of 11 local and state education and business …

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MCCEA Expands Economic Development Staff

Maury County Chamber & Economic Alliance welcomes Rupa DeLoach to Maury County and the economic development team effective February 15th, 2016. Rupa will serve as the Economic Developm ent Manager; her role will include research and data analysis to aid in the organizations economic development efforts. Rupa grew up in Arkansas and spent 10 years in Florida. She has a B.A. degree in Public …

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Maury County retired teachers meet

Special to The Daily Herald The Maury County Retired Teachers Association met in the social hall of St. Catherine Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 for a catered luncheon. Vernon Brooks gave a very inspiring devotional. Susie Boshers, MCTRA President, welcomed the members and introduced the speakers, Tom Grosco and Drew Parker of Maury Alliance. They …

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Strong school systems linked to higher property values

By WIL EVANS Special to The Daily Herald As the president of the Maury Alliance and a homeowner myself, I know a number of factors come into play when choosing to buy or build a home. For families relocating, schools often top the list as a primary determining factor. The quality of the public school system has an impact on …

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Director of schools to join Twitter chat

Special to The Daily Herald Tennessee Promise has students thinking about college, but many of these students and their parents also have questions about how it all will work. The Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance and Maury County Public Schools are hoping to alleviate worries for the county’s next generation of high school graduates by hosting a Twitter chat …

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Parental involvement is critical to education

By KATHERINE LEWIS When it comes to making decisions about our children’s education, we want to provide them with the best opportunities possible so they may reach their fullest potential. Many people believe these opportunities lie within private schools or certain school districts, but it all depends on what you, as a parent, put into your child’s education. Maury County …