In our new podcast, “The Uninformed Parent,” Denise Rappmund talks about the process of choosing James S. Hogg Elementary School for her son, Sacha. Her own research and the perspectives of friends helped, but she also leaned on expertise from reporters who cover education on a national scale.
Denise Rappmund called James S. Hogg Elementary the week before school started to make sure they had all of her son, Sacha’s, transfer paperwork. They did, and they confirmed that Sacha would be in a dual-language immersion class with about a dozen kindergartners. The state of Texas allows up to 22 students in each kindergarten class, but because Hogg isn’t popular among families in its attendance zone, particularly homeowners in the Kidd Springs neighborhood, its classrooms are roomy.
Dan Micciche‘s annual trip down the water slides at the KayCee Pool began a few years ago, when the Hexter Elementary PTA asked the Dallas ISD board president to perform the stunt as part of a back-to-school PTA recruitment party. Once the PTA secures a certain number of memberships, Micciche heads up the ladder. The East Dallas trustee wears an actual suit, not a swimsuit, featuring Hexter’s blue and gold school colors. The kids go crazy over it, as evidenced in the above video.
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".