Tuition fees could be cut after the new universities minister last night signalled a review of student finance. Sam Gyimah said officials would investigate whether the higher annual charge of £9,250 'works across the system'. His predecessor, Jo Johnson, and former Education Secretary Justine Greening are alleged to have blocked previous attempts at reform.
Thousands of grammar places have been created in the past seven years despite a ban on setting up selective schools. Official figures suggest families are so keen to get their child into a grammar that many schools have bowed to pressure and expanded their intakes. The 7,600 extra places – at a rate of more than 1,000 a year – add up to the equivalent of 11 typical grammar schools. The number of pupils aged 11-15 in grammars has gone from 110,600 in 2010 to 118,200 now – a rise of 7 per cent.
The National Archives has been forced to withdraw a display about British colonialism following accusations of 'Empire bashing'. The exhibit claimed British rule over its colonies was 'profoundly oppressive' and failed to mention William Wilberforce's successful campaign to abolish the slave trade. Critics said the presentation was one-sided and did not acknowledge any of the positive things that came about during the period.
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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".