Parents and grandparents (or anyone) can put their hard-earned money into college savings plans for loved ones. And those funds can be used for all kinds of higher education-related activities, including extracurricular courses like ballroom dancing and archery. But until now, that money wasn’t applicable to any K-12 expenses. The federal tax reform legislation, however, broadened the use of 529 accounts to include elementary and high school costs, as well as private schools.
You may be feeling overwhelmed by all the reports and studies detailing the poor state of Michigan schools. The problem is clear. But what can the average parent do about it? A new poll, which will be released Thursday by the Insyght Institute, targeted parents to find out what they feel is lacking in their child’s school. And the sponsors want to turn the frustration they discovered into action.
It’s impossible to listen to the dozens of painful testimonies from young women regarding their abuse by Dr. Larry Nassar and not feel physically sick. I know I’m not alone. Many of the victims who have recently shared their stories in court were children at the time Nassar molested them. He continued to harm these athletes for decades while Michigan State University, his employer, ignored warning signs and reports from these women and allowed him to continue his disgusting behavior.
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".