About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. MuchLoved website offers free guidance on in memoriam giving Online memorial website charity MuchLoved has developed a website to help charities create and improve their tribute fund schemes.As well as detailing the services MuchLoved provides, fundraisinginmemory.org also includes practical advice on planning, establishing and developing an effective In Memorial Giving Scheme. It features downloadable templates and suggested copy.MuchLoved provides charities with a bespoke online tribute fund service with branding options and donor reporting. So far 20,000 families have chosen to share their memories and raise funds using MuchLoved.John Grain, Tribute Fund consultant, said: “The new website from MuchLoved is a fantastic offering. It is functionally excellent, easy to use and offers a whole wealth of useful and practical information. It should help charities significantly enhance and improve their In-Memoriam offering and experience for supporters.”MuchLoved works with over 100 organisations including Cruse Bereavement Care, The Motor Neurone Disease Association and Butterwick Hospice Care which runs three hospices in the North East of England. MuchLoved is the working name of the MuchLoved Charitable Trust, the online memorial charity, founded in 2005.www.fundraisinginmemory.org AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital in memoriam Howard Lake | 14 July 2011 | News 48 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy With the release of the 2013 Growth Academic Performance Index (API) results today by the California Department of Education (CDE), the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) and the state of California close the chapter on state standardized tests and API scores being based on the current state standards.Since the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) examinations were fully aligned to state standards in 2003, PUSDâ€™s API score increased by over 100 points going from 648 in 2003 to 751 in 2013.The Academic Performance Index (API) measures the academic performance and growth of schools. The numeric index ranges from a low of 200 and to a high of 1000 with a statewide target of 800.Like the STAR tests on which the API scores are based, performance among PUSD schools was mixed. Eight PUSD schools received a score at or above 800, the stateâ€™s performance target. San Rafael Elementary saw the biggest increase among PUSD schools with a 54 point jump to score an 834 and crossed over the 800 API score threshold. Sierra Madre Elementary was the top scoring school in the district with an API score of 905.â€œThe impact of the deep budget cuts of the last several years can be seen in the dip of scores at the district and state level, demonstrating that a 16% reduction in district revenues since 2008-2009 does have a lasting impact on the academic careers of students,â€ said PUSD Superintendent Jon R. Gundry. â€œIn consideration of the districtâ€™s limited resources, we decided to focus on preparing students for the new Common Core Standards rather than take the â€˜drill and killâ€™ instructional approach with these expiring standards.â€The education system in California will be entering a new era of standards and assessments starting this school year. The state and district are transitioning to the Common Core State Standards, a set of common standards that will be shared among 45 states that describe clearly and consistently what students are expected to learn in mathematics and English language arts from kindergarten to 12th grade.For teachers it means teaching beyond the test and the past focus on the acquisition of content. Students will be asked to focus more on the why rather than the who, what, when and where. The new Common Core Standards are being phased into PUSD instruction this year after a teacher-driven process of revising and rewriting the district curriculum. For more information of the transition to Common Core, please visit www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc.As anticipated, CDE did not issue an API score to Norma Coombs Alternative School nor will it in 2014 due to a serious testing irregularity during the administration of the STAR tests last spring. In one classroom, students reported that they were encouraged to check their work during the test, a violation of test rules. When discovered, the district promptly reported the incident to CDE officials.â€œWhile the API results are disappointing for some of our schools, I encourage everyone to understand that a school is more than its API score,â€ stated Gundry. â€œThe innovative programs that the district offers to prepare students for college and career such as our Pathways program and our focus on 21st Century Learning canâ€™t be quantified by the latest round of scores. I look forward to full implementation of SB 1458 which will take programs such as ours into consideration when formulating a schools API score.â€SB 1458 (Steinberg) changes the formula for an API score taking into consideration factors such as graduation rates and college and career readiness. The new formula will be in place by May 2015.The California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) results for 2012-1013 were also released today. 77 percent of first time 10th grade test takers passed the mathematics portion of the exam and 79 percent passed the English language arts portion. Students who do not pass one or both parts of the CAHSEE in grade 10 have two opportunities in grade 11 and up to five opportunities in grade12 to pass the exam and do not have to retake the part of the exam that they already passed.To see individual school API scores and background on the API and Californiaâ€™s other school accountability measures, please visit www.cde.ca.gov/getschoolreport. Top of the News Business News Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Last night, Dave Matthews appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote his band’s new album, Come Tomorrow, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 charts this week. In addition to chatting with Fallon and performing a rendition of album single “Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)”, Matthews took part in a hilarious sketch about another (fictional) “new album” that took Dave well outside his musical comfort zone.“Do you enjoy the ominous, bass-heavy bouts of trap music but wish it had a more jammin’, earthy sound?” asks a wig-clad Fallon as nasal-y spokesperson Steve Joshua. “Well stop wishing that, because you’re going to love this new music album: Dave Matthews Sings Trap Music.” Fallon continues on in his best public radio host deadpan, “That’s right, America’s favorite singer slash songwriter slash master of the outdoor jam band brings you 25 of the dankest, tastiest trap tunes ever recorded…”Mirroring old TV ads for compilation albums, the clip cuts to snippets of Matthews performing these “trap classics” as Fallon presents the track list. First up is Dave’s performance of Migos‘ “Stir Fry”, delivered in his trademark falsetto. It’s, um… interesting. “Do you feel that?” asks Fallon. “That’s the sound of my body tingling.”Moving on through the list, Fallon ponders, “…and who could forget the Lil Pump classic, ‘Gucci Gang’?” Matthews then pops back up to deliver his rendition of the track, complete with an ad-libbed “brrrrr” for good measure. It’s just as bizarre as it sounds.Finally, Fallon explains, if you order now, you receive a special bonus record: Dave Matthews Sings Cardi B, before sending it over to a clip of Matthews performing “Bodak Yellow” as $100 bills rain down behind him via green screen. He succeeds in making it sound like a Dave Matthews tune, which is at once hilarious and wholly unsettling. It’s the musical equivalent of salmon-flavored frozen yogurt: it takes two things that are doing just fine on their own and makes them both worse by combining them in a stomach-churning concoction. The cringes it induces, however, are worth the absurd laughs it also provides.Fallon signs off by warning viewers not to fall in the “trap” of not ordering this album, directing people to www.DaveTrapthews.com, before closing with his best “skrrrrt skrrrt!” Watch the strangely uncomfortable yet ultimately amusing clip below:Dave Matthews Sings Trap Music (Migos, Lil Pump, & Cardi B covers) – The Tonight Show[Video: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon]Below, you can also watch video of Matthews’ Tonight Show performance of “Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)” and a clip of his on-air interview with Fallon, in which Dave explains how “Samurai Cop” was inspired by a terrible straight-to-video movie of the same name and how Ryan Gosling ruined his only karaoke experience via The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon:Dave Matthews Band – “Samurai Cop” (Live)Dave Matthews – “Samurai Cop” Origins – The Tonight ShowDave Matthews – Ryan Gosling Ruined Karaoke – The Tonight ShowDave Matthews Band is currently on tour. For a full list of their upcoming dates, head here.