Reporter and Producer
Rob Manning is a reporter and producer at Oregon Public Broadcasting. He covers education and local government.
Rob has been at OPB since 2002. He contributed to the 2009 Peabody Award winning “Hard Times” project and has earned multiple honors for the long-term education reporting effort, “Class of 2025.”
Rob is part of National Public Radio’s education reporting partnership with member stations. In that capacity, Rob contributed stories in 2015 and 2016, on NPR projects related to graduation rates and school funding.
The governor's proposed budget keeps funding flat for higher education in Oregon. University presidents want more, and Gov. Kate Brown calls it "unacceptable."
How to recruit busy, impatient teenagers to your college? Four Oregon universities are giving immediate admissions decisions to high school seniors.
Measure 98 passed with 66 percent voter support, but funding it is up to Oregon lawmakers.
The council’s report concluded that the Network of Quality Teaching and Learning — responsible for tens of millions of dollars in spending over the last three years — needs major changes.
Portland’s largest school district and its largest university have clarified policies aimed at students fearing possible deportation.
The school board for Oregon’s largest district has moved to protect students from potential immigration enforcement under a resolution it approved unanimously Thursday.
Oregon State University and Oregon Institute of Technology hit historic highs for enrollment, while the student body shrank slightly at University of Oregon.
As many as 500 students from various Portland Public schools walked out Monday morning in protest of the election of Donald Trump.
Hundreds of protesters are flowing through the streets of downtown Portland this evening, expressing their dismay over the election of Donald Trump as president.
Politics | Education | local | News | Environment | Election | Election 2016OPB | Nov. 8, 2016 8:15 p.m. | Portland
Oregon voters gave their approval to an array of statewide ballot measures dealing with issues that ranged from veterans' services and vocational education to wildlife trafficking.
News | local | Election | Election 2016OPB | Nov. 7, 2016 7 p.m. | Portland
Oregon Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins has referred the investigation of Republican robocalls to the FBI, while the two major parties in Oregon argue over who is practicing "voter suppression."
News | local | Election | Election 2016OPB | Nov. 4, 2016 6:30 p.m. | Portland
Oregon voters are reporting robocall messages saying their registrations may be inactive — possibly interfering with their opportunity to vote.
Supporters say Measure 99 would provide a valuable educational experience to thousands of Oregon students. Critics say it would reduce limited money meant for economic development.
Politics | Business | Education | local | Nation | News | Election | Teachers | Economy | Election 2016OPB | Oct. 31, 2016 12:59 p.m. | Portland
Measure 98 would dedicate $147 million a year to high school programs. It would draw money from Oregon's general fund. Backers say there's plenty of money to do it, but others aren't so sure.