The Portland school board will consider paying a fired high school athletic director $71,500 to make his lawsuit go away. That lump sum is far less than his April lawsuit sought: $2.5 million. The lawsuit is notable as it put the district in an awkward position. Former Grant High Athletic Director Brian Samore said Portland Public Schools defamed him by sending out an email to Grant parents, students and employees that he was on leave.
In August 2017, The Oregonian/OregonLive published “Benefit of the Doubt: How Portland Public Schools Helped an Educator Evade Sexual Misconduct Allegations.”That investigation reported Portland Public Schools’ botched handling of students' first-person complaints about Mitch Whitehurst, an educator who had a 32-year career in the district. It found Oregon’s largest school district protected Whitehurst, not children.
It was dry and repetitive. His older siblings, who'd watched the same overhead projector slides that he was subjected to, confirmed his notion that history lessons were route and lifeless. This is what Bacon-Brenes tells his eighth-grade history students at Mt. Tabor Middle School every year. Then he adds the twist: The boy who hated history class fell in love with it.
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".