Towns rushing to get school district mergers approved before a Nov. 30 deadline have one more incentive: the potentially $80 million hole in the education fund that threatens to raise tax rates 8 cents. Even if that increase washes out the 8-cent tax break towns can get by beating the deadline, they still end up better off than districts that aren’t merging. “Will an overall rate increase of 8 cents offset the 8-cent incentive? In theory, yes, all else being constant.
Vermont Tech wants to raise $2.5 million to start a cutting edge center to teach students the latest in creating 3-D products, and in the process, help businesses too. In a three-page report, VTC lays out its pitch to boost the state’s manufacturing sector with an Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Randolph. The center would offer local businesses a competitive advantage while training students in the latest techniques.
Nearly a year after facing criticism for a late start in Vermont’s annual school funding debate, Gov. Phil Scott is looking to get his oar in the water earlier this year. In a letter to Vermont’s education leadership, the governor made a pre-emptive strike this week, identifying his thinking on school spending now, during the school budgeting season, instead of during his State of the State speech as he did last winter.
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
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".