Wet carpets, soggy drywall and collapsed dugout roofs are the worst of the damage across Brevard County's 82 public schools, which survived Hurricane Irma with minimal impact from the storm. Preliminary estimates put damage from Irma at around $500,000 — on par with damage from Hurricane Matthew last October, Assistant Superintendent of Facilities Services Dane Theodore said. It's resulted in about 2,000 hurricane-related work orders the first week back.
Brevard County teachers say they won't settle for the 1 percent raise the school district offered Wednesday night, calling the offer insulting, embarrassing and a slap in the face. "Oh Lord," union president Dan Bennett muttered when the school district's negotiating team passed the offer across the table. "We’re going to have to find us some more money before we are happily settled."
The Brevard County school district's ask of state lawmakers is more or less the same as its requests last session: more money for busing and vocational programs. At a meeting with Brevard delegates from the Florida House and Senate on Wednesday, Superintendent Desmond Blackburn and his staff presented a list of priorities they'll likely seek funding for during the next Legislative Session. At the table were Reps. Randy Fine, Rene Plasencia, Thad Altman and Tom Goodson and Sen. Dorothy Hukill.
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".