The ACT government is sending NSW students to some schools that are among Canberra's poorest and most disadvantaged. Two of the four options for families in Bungendore, Googong and other areas near the ACT face the greatest socioeconomic disadvantage in Canberra, based on factors such as parents' income and education. The government's new policy, which began this year, stops NSW students from attending inner-north and inner-south schools.
The latest literacy and numeracy test results show most Canberra students perform well above the standards of other Australian children. But the ACT's results remain poor when compared with students interstate of similarly wealthy and educated backgrounds. The My School website, which rates individual schools' performances, was updated this week with last year's testing outcomes. Students in years 3, 5, 7 and 9 are assessed in reading, writing, spelling, grammar and numeracy.
Public school teachers opposed to the controversial My School website have urged the federal government to end the "demeaning experiment". The teachers have won the backing of ACT Education Minister Yvette Berry, who is leading a national rethink of the project. My School, which rates individual schools' performances in literacy and numeracy tests, was updated on Wednesday with last year's examination results. It now includes a decade of testing outcomes for each school in the country.
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
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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".