A new federal education law known as the "Every Student Succeeds Act" requires states to come up their own accountability systems. A key part of Georgia’s plan changes how the state evaluates schools. Like us on FacebookGeorgia’s report card system is called the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). Schools earn points based on indicators like test scores, progress, and closing achievement gaps.
An international consortium of private schools is trying to transform the high school transcript. Instead of listing subjects and grades — or grade point averages — the so-called “mastery transcript” would list a range of credits for skills students have mastered. Like us on FacebookThe transcript would be electronic and look like a web page. College admissions officers could click on each credit and see the academic standard it’s linked to. The transcript would also include students’ work samples.
Georgia has shown improvements in the economic well-being of its residents and in its public education system. But, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual "Kids Count" report, Georgia ranks 42nd among states when it comes to the well-being of its children. Like us on FacebookThe data show Georgia's child poverty rate is the lowest it's been in several years. Its education ranking improved five places -- from 39th to 34th.
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".