Amid growing frustration surrounding the Chicago school system’s deteriorating finances, Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool will face a symbolic “no confidence” vote by teachers beginning Monday. The school district and City Hall are scrambling to find $129 million to keep schools open until the end of the year and also pay a $716 million pension bill in June. Exacerbating their woes are major delays in state payments owed to CPS. The state owes the school district as much as $467 million.
Chicago Public Schools now likely needs nearly $600 million to stay open the rest of the school year because the district has yet to receive a block-grant payment that it had expected from the state, according to one of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s top aides. CPS already is facing a $129 million budget hole created in December when Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill that would have provided $215 million toward Chicago teacher pensions.
A Latino community leader and former MacArthur Foundation "Genius" award winner has been tapped to help the turnaround of the City Colleges of Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel will introduce Juan Salgado as the next chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago at a news conference this morning.
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".