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.
What does a snow day sound like in Portland? Take a listen to this audio postcard gathered by OPB reporters.
Public records from the North Clackamas School District show administrators scrambling to find children and get them home, amid snow and freezing rain.
Portland Community College board member Gene Pitts is resigning after disagreeing with fellow board members over a "sanctuary college" designation.
Nation | Communities | NewsOPB | Jan. 3, 2017 1:38 p.m.
2017 is starting out cold, all over Oregon. The National Weather Service says temperatures are likely to stay below freezing in the Willamette Valley for days – and even colder to the east.
Energy | News | local | EnvironmentOPB | Dec. 30, 2016 4:49 p.m. | Portland
As the clock ticks down on the Obama administration, federal land managers released a flurry of rules Friday focused on mining in the Northwest.
An Oregon landlords' group wants to create a $25 million rent assistance program, funded by the sale of tax credits. But the Democratic leader of the House opposes it.
local | News | EnvironmentOPB | Dec. 29, 2016 5:30 p.m. | Portland
Supporters and opponents of a proposed Owyhee Canyonlands National Monument are waiting for word from the White House, which may not come for weeks.
Some parents in Beaverton had to wait for their kids until 10 p.m. Wednesday. In Portland? Midnight.
Two of Oregon's largest school districts were struggling to get students home Wednesday night in the face of a snowstorm.
The Lake Oswego School District is facing a possible class action lawsuit over its sports program. Ten current and former female athletes allege violations of federal Title IX protections.
The recent expansion of a charter school in the eastern Oregon town of Ontario drew criticism at this week’s State Board of Education meeting.
The underlying problem seems obvious: kids don't learn if they're not coming to school. A new “Chronic Absenteeism Report” responds to a law Oregon passed earlier this year.
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.