The presidents of Vermont’s colleges and universities on Tuesday called on Vermont’s congressional delegation to push for changes in the Higher Education Act before it is too late. The reauthorization bill will deprive those who can least afford it access to higher education, the presidents told U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., at Tuesday’s meeting, which they’d requested to express their concerns about the legislation.
A bill that would have prohibited teacher strikes and prevented school boards from imposing contract terms was shelved Tuesday by the Senate Committee on Education. The bill, S.157, also would have required that collective bargaining occur in public. The vote to drop the legislation was 4-2, with Democrats against the bill and Republicans supporting it. Sen. Joe Benning, R-Caledonia, sponsored the measure.
A lack of financial support from the Legislature has kept tuition high at the state’s colleges and has contributed to the low level of Vermont high school students going on to college. That’s according to the head of the state college system, Chancellor Jeb Spaulding, who told lawmakers Wednesday the public colleges are a linchpin in Gov. Phil Scott’s plan to develop a skilled labor force to draw jobs and more people to the state. He called for a higher state allocation.
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".