Lake Oswego School District has once again ruled the Niche rankings. The LOSD was No. 1 last year, and it's on top again as the first of 156 districts in all of Oregon. The district also was lauded as No. 578 out of 10,574 districts in the United States. That's according to the 2018 rankings released Thursday, Aug. 17 by Niche, an organization that rates schools using data from the U.S. Department of Education.
Lake Oswego School Board Chair John Wallin says the candidate pool for the district's Bond Accountability Committee sports a varied collection of professionals: a commercial real estate attorney, a retired audit partner, top-level managers of construction companies, an architect and a certified public accountant. "They bring a diverse range of abilities to the committee, and we're excited about that," Wallin says. "We have a range of parents, retirees — just people who want to help us."
Lakeridge High School Class of 2017 graduate Nic Fernandez says that not everyone in his life approved when he said he planned to earn a degree in music, but he received full support when he told them he'd be saving money by attending a two-year college. Regardless of any criticism about his major, Fernandez is chasing his dream. He's a singer-songwriter who plays guitar, bass and piano, and he has taken lessons in working a sound board for 10 years.
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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
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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.
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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