Two years into universal full-day kindergarten in the Bethlehem Area School District, nearly 90 percent of kindergarten students are reading on grade level. At Monday's curriculum committee meeting, the school district gave a presentation on how full-day classes and reading interventions are helping the district's youngest students. At the beginning of this school year, 46 percent of district kindergarten students were reading on level. By the end of the year, that number shot up to 88 percent.
Next month, Thomas Parker will become the Allentown School District's new superintendent — its fourth in seven years. Among the youngest to hold the position, Parker, 38, brings a passion for urban education nurtured in the Detroit School District, where he started his teaching career, and a reputation for turning around distressed schools. But Parker's experience makes him an unconventional choice, as the district he has overseen for the past three years is tiny in comparison to Allentown.
When Lafayette College's new $75 million science center opens its doors, it will feature natural heating and cooling systems, the ability to capture and treat storm water, energy-saving green hoods in laboratories and natural ventilation. It's that kind of commitment to sustainability that led college President Alison Byerly to sign on to former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's 'We Are Still In' campaign. Moravian College President Bryon Grigsby also signed the pledge Tuesday night.
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".