The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District (CMS) is revealing results of Phase One of the student assignment plan that deals with magnet schools. CMS leaders said there were nearly a 20 percent increase of students who applied for magnet schools this year in comparison to the year prior. CMS also said nearly 80 percent of parents answered questions for CMS so the district can determine their socio-economic status (SES).
Jennifer Braga says she was devastated when she was told she had a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Staff at the Mecklenburg County Health Department told Braga she had Trich, an infection that affects about 3.7 million people. She remembers when the county medical staff called her and told her something was wrong with her test. "That got me very worried," she said, "because I didn't even imagine that it could be an STD because I thought it could be something worse."
The Mecklenburg County Commissioners Audit Committee is ready to tackle problems at the county's health department. They will meet Tuesday to discuss reports that detail issues the department has been facing for quite some time. Navigant, a consulting firm the county hired, interviewed several employees and reviewed the department's practices. The outcome was troubling. "Staff are not held accountable for their inappropriate behavior or actions by leadership," the report states.
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".