“It’s been probably a generation since we’ve had so much attention to the needs of students with disabilities in our Texas public schools.”For years, the State of Texas went to great lengths to limit the number of kids provided special education services. Following a Houston Chronicle investigation, parents were outraged. So were state lawmakers, who vowed to take this on during the 2017 legislative session.
One recent missed opportunity to improve child welfare was when state lawmakers failed to fund expanded pre-kindergarten for Texas children this past session. When it comes to how well children are doing, Texas lags behind most other states, ranking 41st in the country. One major reason why children face more hardships in Texas involves where they’re growing up. Out of every five Texas kids, one child lives in a neighborhood with high poverty and no one in their home has a high school diploma.
Two items on the Governor’s wish-list – vouchers and school finance – proved a showdown in the regular session. This summer, Gov. Greg Abbott wants lawmakers to tackle a slew of issues for Texas schools. Some of his wish-list could replay one of the biggest battles in Texas education. The first thing on the Republican governor’s hefty education agenda might sound great to teachers: a pay increase of $1,000. “We must do better to attract and retain quality teachers in our classrooms.
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".