Mecklenburg County has almost 18,500 students in charter schools this year, an increase of 1,700 over last year. But that’s well below the 2,600-student increase for charter schools Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools had budgeted for, based on what the independent public schools told CMS to expect. And it illustrates a trend that’s shaping up across North Carolina: First-month numbers show the student boom that has characterized recent years is flattening out.
ot long ago, life was grinding Tom Tate down. He had dedicated more than a decade to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board, only to see his dreams of reintegrated schools dissolve in a divided community. The Presbyterian church he pastors was struggling to hold onto members. And his marriage had fallen apart. As he neared 65, the traditional age for gold watches and laudatory speeches, he feared his legacy would be failure. But life had a few plot twists left for Tate.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s Ardrey Kell High is now the largest public school in North Carolina, according to a new tally of first-month enrollment for 2017-18. In fact, the state’s three largest schools are in Charlotte, with Ardrey Kell at 3,178, Myers Park High at 3,156 and South Mecklenburg High at 3,106. Fourth place is Wake County’s Green Hope High with 2,916 students. Here are some other highlights from the report: Biggest school district: Wake by a long shot, with 160,095 students.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".