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.
The graduation rate for Portland students who entered high school from a middle school is better than for students who came through K-8 schools. But the rates are virtually the same among low-income students.
Officials discovered domoic acid at elevated levels in three southern Oregon ports, but the commercial Dungeness crab season will be delayed for the whole coast. while testing continues.
The David Douglas School District has gotten national recognition for its approach to language instruction. That includes OPB's Class of 2025 main school, Earl Boyles Elementary.
Support for K-8 schools often depends on enrollment and where there's additional funding.
At meetings geared toward Spanish speakers and Asian-Americans, Portland Public Schools heard concerns about equity, language programs, transportation and safety.
There could soon be miles of off-road cycling and hiking trails through the hills on Portland's northwest edge.
Hundreds filled the gym at West Sylvan Middle School on Monday night to challenge multiple aspects of Portland Public Schools' proposals for schools west of the Willamette River.
Southeast and North Portland parents resist middle school change; inner North and Northeast more open to it.
Parents at Cesar Chavez and Lent schools pleaded to keep K-8 structures, sometimes criticizing current middle schools.
Hundreds of parents crowded a school cafeteria Monday to challenge the boundary and building changes suggested by Portland Public Schools.
The study included about 27,000 students ranging in age from kindergarten to eighth grade.
A $3 million feasibility study is the first step in a potentially $500 million project to prepare the Burnside Bridge for a major earthquake.
California's discovery of a toxin has delayed opening of recreational crabbing. Commercial crabbing could be affected, too. No decisions yet for Oregon or Washington, due to open Dec. 1.
Beaverton's changes would take effect in 2017 and affect only high schools — all to make room for the new South Cooper Mountain High.
Thursday night, Portland Public Schools unveiled competing proposals to relieve overcrowding at some schools and increase enrollment at others.