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 Beaverton School District has agreed to work with state officials on an audit of its high school athletics programs. But some parents are pushing for faster action.
Beaverton anticipates a $15 million budget hole, but hopes to avoid laying off teachers.
Children make up more than half the documented homeless population in Clackamas County's 2017 count.
Voters easily passed Measure 98 last November to bolster career education and other programs. Paying for it is proving difficult.
The relationship between home and school is evolving for thousands of Oregon children.
Oregon schools are entering budget season. But lawmakers who decide how much money schools will receive are still months away from final spending numbers.
Right 2 Dream Too has 60 days to move to a city-owned site near the Moda Center. It can stay at the new site for up to two years.
Oregon school districts are largely meeting goals related to mainstreaming special needs' students, but graduation rates are lagging.
Portland Public Schools' proposed budget would eliminate nearly 125 positions from inside school buildings to close a budget hole of at least $18 million.
Parents appreciate the flexibility of online charter schools, but the schools' graduation rates lag below Oregon's average.
School districts across Oregon are warning of potentially deep budget cuts, if legislators don’t find additional money for public schools.
Economy | Environment | News | NW LifeOPB | March 16, 2017 6:15 p.m. | Portland
The Washington Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Port of Vancouver and Tesoro-Savage, and against environmental groups.
At least seven Oregon school districts are working to keep their Native American mascots by getting the support of local tribes.
The Oregon School Boards Association published poll results showing potential support for another corporate tax hike.
Tom Koehler announced his decision to leave after one term in a statement Monday.
Pam Knowles has decided to leave office after her second term, adding to the turnover in Oregon's largest school district.
The family's brief statement did not detail what medical issue the 50-year-old is facing. The family has requested privacy.