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Mary B. Austin Named "America's Entrepreneurial School"
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Thursday, October 12, 2017
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Mary B. Austin received national recognition as “America’s Entrepreneurial School” named by EntreEd, The National Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education. Austin is the first school in the State of Alabama , public or private, to receive this designation and the first in the southeastern United States.

This journey began last school year and continues this school year with entrepreneurial skills imbedded into cross-curricular project-based learning activities. Students at Mary B. Austin are given frequent opportunities to think creatively, problem-find and solve, communicate effectively, and collaborate on diverse teams. These skills are enhanced through the Talents Unlimited instructional model for critical and creative thinking, project-based learning, and opportunities such as coding, 3D design and printing, use of the engineering design process, and creation of communication products provided in Austin’s innovative labs. Austin students are truly earning their name, “Austin Innovators”.

Austin’s efforts have been supported by many local entrepreneurs and business leaders. A special thanks to Dr. Todd Greer, Dean of the College of Business at the University of Mobile and co-founder of The Exchange 202 and Dr. Gene Coulson, Executive Director of The National Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education for their support in providing these opportunities for our students. The innovative faculty and staff at Mary B. Austin, led by Dr. Jones, are also to be commended for seizing the opportunity to develop engaging, real-world learning opportunities for Austin’s students.

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