Reporter and Producer
Rob Manning is a reporter and producer at Oregon Public Broadcasting. He covers education, environment and local government.
Rob got his start at OPB as host of Morning Edition in the summer of 2002. Previously, Rob contributed freelance print stories to Planning Magazine and Willamette Week, and worked as a reporter and producer for Free Speech Radio News. He learned radio at community radio station KBOO in Portland.
Rob was part of the reporting teams that won a Peabody Award for "Hard Times" and a Harry Chapin Media Award for "The Hunger Series." Rob also won two investigative reporting awards, and has received multiple honors for his education series Learning With Less.
Rob graduated from Pomona College with a concentration in anthropology and music.
Beaverton school board members approved district boundary changes this week, after rejecting a slightly different map last May.
Portland State University has a six-figure federal grant to come up with a national model for how to reduce campus sexual assault. There's also a bill in Congress.
Oregon's graduation rate is well below the national average. That's because all of Oregon's ethnic groups lag behind, particularly the state's majority white student population.
local | Teachers | NW Life | News | Education | Class Of 2025: Follow Students From 1st Grade To GraduationOPB | Oct. 17, 2016 6 a.m. | Portland
Learn about Oregon's changing approach to dyslexia through one of the students in OPB's "Class of 2025."
The National Weather Service said Thursday's rain and wind may let up Friday but will resume even stronger this weekend.
The report cards show more than 1,200 schools don't offer overall ratings, for the second year in a row. They're full of test scores, graduation rates, attendance trends and other information.
Environment | local | NewsOPB | Oct. 13, 2016 12:32 p.m. | Portland
A magistrate's recommendation could lead to tougher temperature standards on 14 stream basins in Oregon, including the Willamette River.
Portland Public Schools released more than 230 pages of email correspondence related to a student walkout at Lincoln High School and lockout at Benson High School.
Election | News | Politics | Election 2016OPB | Oct. 8, 2016 4:17 p.m. | Portland
Republican gubernatorial nominee Bud Pierce and the Oregon Democratic Party have blasted Donald J. Trump's just-released 2005 video.
Harriett Tubman and Roseway Heights were going to be middle schools in Fall 2017. But Portland's Interim Superintendent Bob McKean says that's too soon.
Portland leaders shuttered City Hall on Thursday to keep activists from disrupting City Council. Activists responded with Operation Bridge Crane.
Communities | Nation | News | local | Economy | TransportationOPB | Oct. 6, 2016 10:18 a.m. | Portland
Oregon’s highway construction workforce is getting more diverse – but discrimination remains a big problem, according to a study out Thursday from Portland State University.
Next year’s freshmen at Portland State University could attend school for free under a program the university rolled out Tuesday. But it's not totally free — and not for every student.
The secretary of state is the Swiss Army knife of Oregon government. It supervises seven divisions — from audits to archives, corporations to elections. What's that got to do with civics education?
Election | Economy | News | Politics | Election 2016OPB | Sept. 29, 2016 3:15 p.m. | Clackamas, Oregon
The corporate tax measure and rising retirement costs are forcing financial debates among candidates for two of Oregon's top offices.
Oregon’s scores on the SAT college entrance exam continue to outpace the national average. But the context for Tuesday’s scores is complicated.
One of Oregon’s most powerful education groups is looking to change the state Constitution to force more spending on public schools.