SPRINGFIELD -- On the eve of Christmas vacation, Susan Flanders' preschool classes on Thursday turned her Edward P. Boland Elementary School classroom into Santa's workshop -- to the delight of students and the moms, dads, siblings and grandparents who stopped in to join the fun. All got their hands sticky with the frosting used for the "glue" that transformed milk cartons into gingerbread houses dotted with candy canes, gumdrops, marshmallows and red licorice pieces, all donated by parents.
SPRINGFIELD -- Almost three years ago, the Curtis Blake Day School seemed destined for extinction. But now a framed document, affixed on the wall in the school's lobby, proclaims that the school for students with learning disabilities has the state's "full approval." The certificate from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education marks a new era for the school, which was founded more than two decades ago by American International College.
BOSTON -- More than 8,000 AmeriCorps members across the Bay State -- including almost 70 in Springfield College's Reading Corps and School Turnaround Initiative -- offer a "tiny ripple of hope" at a time when many feel the nation is sinking into despair, according to U.S. District Judge Leo Sorokin.
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".