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.
Board members point to the absence of district leadership, remaining questions about what the bond should include and the crowded fall ballot as reasons to postpone the PPS bond until May 2017.
local | News | Education | Lead In The WaterOPB | July 21, 2016 5:16 p.m. | Portland
Portland school board members face divided opinions and a tight timeline to hire an interim superintendent.
local | Water | News | Education | Lead In The WaterOPB | July 20, 2016 2:21 p.m. | Portland
Carole Smith announced she was stepping down as Portland Public Schools superintendent Monday. School board members will start discussing next steps at a meeting tonight.
Portland Public Schools administrators say the program for migrants is shrinking amid changing demographics, rising housing costs — and the improved circumstances of some families.
Jefferson High School tops the list of Portland schools showing elevated lead levels in the latest round of published results.
Health | local | News | Education | Lead In The WaterOPB | July 7, 2016 5:09 p.m. | Portland
Portland Public Schools has published results for 11 school buildings tested for lead since the end of the school year. All had elevated lead in at least some fixtures.
Health | local | News | Lead In The WaterOPB | July 7, 2016 3:30 p.m. | Portland
Portland State and Oregon State universities have found elevated lead levels in water on campus.
local | Communities | News | EducationOPB | July 6, 2016 2:26 p.m. | Portland
Paul Anthony says Portland Public Schools is discriminating against children of color by not offering the same courses at schools where they attend in higher numbers.
Mohamed Mohamud is appealing a long prison sentence he's serving for attempting to bomb a November 2010 tree-lighting ceremony in Portland.
Supporters of the Outdoor School For All campaign submitted more than 120,000 signatures to the Oregon Secretary of State on Thursday.
A Clackamas County Circuit Court judge has upheld an election result from May, affirming that Damascus will disincorporate over the next few weeks.
local | Water | News | Education | Lead In The WaterOPB | June 29, 2016 3:48 p.m. | Portland
A month before acknowledging problems at two schools, Portland school officials estimated it would cost $7 million to fix lead problems at 15 schools.
Nonprofit Self-Enhancement Inc. intends to close its highly-praised charter middle school after the upcoming school year.
The health risks in Portland Public Schools buildings could cost upwards of $400 million dollars to repair — including almost $200 million just to fix plumbing problems.