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.
Analysts of education law in Oregon suggest federal changes to transgender policy are unlikely to change guidelines here.
At least 200 people marched through downtown Portland on Thursday evening to protest the police shooting of a black teenager last week.
Schools from Portland to Salem, Clackamas County to Hillsboro are noticing the same thing: many students stayed home on 'Day Without Immigrants.'
“I just saw a tweet from the president,” Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said. “He said ‘see you in court.’ Well, Mr. President, we just saw you in court and we beat you."
Oregon’s achievement gap between white students and children of color shows up in kindergarten, according to scores out today Thursday. But some of those gaps change over time.
An email from Portland Public Schools said a stakeholder advisory committee will give its advice to a consultant as a way to keep candidates' identities private.
Can Portland Public Schools run a superintendent search process that is both confidential and transparent?
Hundreds of people rallied in downtown Portland to oppose President Trump's travel ban on seven majority Muslim countries.
Oregon's three largest universities say they're working with and advising dozens of students from countries affected by the new travel and immigration restrictions.
Portland Public Schools is considering four options for a likely May bond measure. But one is the leading candidate.
Police deployed pepper spray against some protesters Friday night in downtown Portland as the group attempted to move across police lines and cross the Burnside Bridge.
Oregon school districts have canceled as many as 13 days due to snow. State officials may let schools off the hook for two.
The Portland area is already seeing landslides. Eastern Oregon is still frozen.
The ice, harsh winds and steep hills conspired to keep the Corbett School District superintendent from even reaching the office Wednesday, along with all of the district's students.
Snow and ice are hard on hungry families and seniors. But social service food providers said they're adjusting to make sure food gets to the people who need it most.
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.