A young, blonde woman named Alexis was greeting a classroom of groggy Stanford students — and me. How old is she? I wondered, suddenly self-conscious about my wrinkles and stray gray hairs. And yet once I got down to the business of trying to introduce myself to my fellow classmate en español, the weirdness of the age gap dissipated. After class I explained to Alexis that I was hoping to audit the class.
Teachers in the Ravenswood City School District are pushing for the resignation of the superintendent, Dr. Gloria Hernandez-Goff, saying they’ve lost confidence in her ability to lead, especially in light of what they said has been a botched roll-out of a new district-wide middle school. The Ravenswood district is located in East Palo Alto and the eastern part of Menlo Park and serves about 3,100 students in elementary and middle school.
If you happen to walk by portable #2 at Cesar Chavez Academy in East Palo Alto, you’ll hear something that’s brand new to the school, and the entire school district: kids practicing the violin. The school began piloting a middle-school orchestra class last year and now 60 kids are learning violin, viola and cello. On a recent rainy morning, a group of eighth graders balanced violins on their shoulders and worked diligently to play scales along with their teacher, Sarah Azevedo.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
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".