If you’re a high school senior — or the parent of a senior — you might want to keep an eye on your mailbox. Over the next week, 20,213 high school seniors will get letters saying that they have been admitted to some or all of the state’s colleges and universities. This is the third year of the State Board of Education’s direct admissions program, which is designed to encourage high school graduates to attend college, and stay in state.
RIGBY — An anonymous internet user has launched an online petition aimed at thwarting efforts to ban George Orwell’s 1949 classic dystopian novel “1984” from being taught in two senior government classes at Rigby High School. The petition, launched last week on ipetitions.com, began circulating on Facebook Friday afternoon. Over the weekend, it garnered over 500 signatures and 200 comments from people across Idaho, and overseas.
The topic might not be off the table. But it is teetering on the edge, and one decent breeze would knock it off. The lawmakers who are reviewing Idaho’s school funding formula are in no hurry to look at where those dollars come from. On Friday, the funding formula committee scuttled a discussion about whether Idaho should collect additional property taxes to cover school operations.
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".