More than any other factor at school, teachers are the key to improving students’ academic performance, according to well-established research. But it’s difficult to know precisely what makes a great teacher. “No one knows the answer to that, but it is a topic of discussion going back throughout the history of education,” said Stephen Abbott, director of public engagement at the Great Schools Partnership. But there are a number of steps states could take to fortify their teaching workforce.
Poor, female and minority children are far less likely to be exposed to a culture of innovation as they grow up, meaning they are less likely to become inventors — a fact that has serious economic implications. That’s the finding from a new study by the Equality of Opportunity Project at Stanford University that could influence decisions made by Maine policymakers and local leaders as they try to boost the creation of new products to spur economic growth.
Principal Christina Ellis arrives at Miles Lane School in Bucksport around 7 a.m. most mornings in time to take her position by the front door. As approximately 300 students in grades one through four disembark 16 buses and filter inside, she greets each child, calling many by name. She didn’t expect or even want to become a principal when she started out in education as a teacher more than a decade ago.
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".