West Aurora School District 129 welcomed back teachers and staff Monday, four days after the state missed its first scheduled aid payment to schools. But Superintendent Jeff Craig focused his welcome-back message not on the education funding uncertainty in Springfield or conflicts at the local, state or federal level, but instead on unity and positivity. "Those distractions and those external forces cannot impede our mission to be successful with our kids," he said.
Community Unit School District 308 board members have selected new board leadership after the previous president stepped down from that post. The new president will be Brad Banks, who was formerly vice president. Lauri Doyle, formerly board secretary, was elected vice president. Jared Ploger was selected secretary. Matt Bauman, who was selected to be president in 2015, announced at the end of July he would step down from his post as president, though he will remain on the school board.
East Aurora School District 131 officials plan to run at least five more buses than anticipated when their new transportation program begins this school year, but changes at the state level mean they expect to bring in some money through the program. With the additional buses, the district plans to run 38 each day, with two sweeper buses available if needed, at least at the beginning of the year.
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".