Long-serving members of the Missouri Board of Education said Gov. Eric Greitens has largely kept them in the dark about his plans for improving K-12 schooling. Peter Herschend, whose 26-year run on the board ended abruptly in late July, said past governors have sought to establish lines of "trusted communication" between their office and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Missouri State's fall enrollment is one for the record books. The university boasts the largest freshman class since the mid-1990s when MSU raised the bar on admissions requirements. Don Simpson, associate vice president for enrollment management and services, said this year's official fall headcount — captured this week — fell just shy of the biggest one ever.
A Springfield businesswoman told former colleagues on the Missouri Board of Education that she was kicked off for failing to quickly comply with the governor's plan to remove the state's top K-12 education official. Melissa "Missy" Gelner sent an email to the board Monday outlining events she believed led to her Friday dismissal. Gelner said she received a call Aug. 18, less than a month after the governor appointed her to the governing body, from Greitens' aide Nick Maddux.
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".