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Photo Essay: King Salmon Conquer the Dam 

December 22, 2014 — By Michael Scott

Two of our grantees, Trout Unlimited and American Rivers, worked for years to get two dams on the Elwha River in Olympic National Park removed. The first came down in 2011, the second just a couple of months ago. The Elwha was once famed for its huge runs of king salmon, some reaching 100 pounds.

Within weeks of the first dam being removed, kings were spotted upstream in the river. Now, just a couple of months after the second dam has been removed, opening up dozens of miles of spawning streams in Olympic National Park, king salmon are being seen re-occupying streams they haven’t had access to for over a century.


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Friday Note: Three Resolutions for 2015 

December 19, 2014 — By Ruth Levine

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Photo Essay: Eight Years of Quality Education in Developing Countries 

December 16, 2014 — By Dana Schmidt

The Quality Education in Developing Countries initiative (“QEDC”) has been an eight-year effort to help ensure that all children have the chance to go to school and to learn. As the initiative comes to a close at the end of the year, this post tells the story of QEDC in a series of 10 photos. For more about the initiative, what the end of it means, and what we’re planning for the next phase of our work in international education, please see our website.


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ORS Impact Evaluation of Deeper Learning Advocacy 

December 15, 2014 — By Heath Wickline

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Friday Note: Whatdunnit? 

December 12, 2014 — By Ruth Levine

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A Powerful Example of Responsible Leadership 

December 11, 2014 — By Daniel Stid

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Cathy Casserly on Open Educational Resources 

December 11, 2014 — By Heath Wickline

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Is Big Data Like Teenage Sex? 

December 9, 2014 — By Sara Davis

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A Boost for Cybersecurity Policy Analysis 

December 9, 2014 — By Heath Wickline

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Friday Note: 21 Escapes from Conference Call Hell 

December 5, 2014 — By Ruth Levine

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