Public school letter grades, which have sparked controversy since they were unveiled in 2011, are at the center of a new dispute between state education leaders and local superintendents.Louisiana's system for assigning schools and districts yearly grades is undergoing major changes. Local educators say it will mean a startling plunge in A's and an uptick in F's.
Louisiana's 69 public school districts will be asked to fill out detailed surveys on how and why students are being tested despite concerns Thursday that the quiz is so daunting it will have limited value.The 21 online questions, and the fact they will be due by Oct. 15, sparked controversy on a state panel set up to decide whether students are being overtested.The committee, called the Commission on Assessment Review and Use in Public Schools, held its first of three meetings Thursday. It...
A state panel of educators, advocates and others is about to reopen a hot button issue -- whether Louisiana is over testing its public school students.State Rep. Bernard LeBas, D-Ville Platte, whose legislation created the 25-member study group, says yes. "Let's let teachers be teachers and not testers," LeBas said Tuesday. "We need to cut back on some of the testing."
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".