Public school boards approve million-dollar contracts, hire the district superintendent and set policy ranging from curriculum to student conduct. But the elected officials who serve on these boards across Oklahoma often gain their position without a single vote cast in their name. It's not uncommon for board seats in small Oklahoma towns to go uncontested, with the lone person to sign up awarded the position by default.
First up: Parents at John Rex charter elementary school in downtown OKC have planned a protest this morning in response to Kirk Humphreys' (who servers on the John Rex board) derogatory comments toward homosexuals. They are calling on him to resign from the board, which he says he won't do.
Following a renewed focus on schools named after individuals with controversial pasts, a Tulsa Public Schools documents shows there are several schools in the district with such names. A Tulsa Public Schools document that describes the history, origin and time period behind the naming of every district building asks and answers a key question: Was the person the school is named for ever involved in the subjugation of another person or group?
Quite the read from @MegWingerter on the man arrested last summer for attempting to bomb OKC bank building. His mom sees it as the FBI targeting someone with mental health issues while using another person with his own mental health struggles. https://t.co/ORcBUkUz7F
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
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".