Learning With Less
OPB's Rob Manning reports on the challenges faced by parents, teachers and students in an era of budget cuts.
OPB | Nov. 08, 2012 6:46 a.m.
After the Beaverton school district cut $37 million from the budget this year, officials triggered a massive domino effect when 365 teachers were moved into new classrooms and 100 were laid off.
OPB | Oct. 16, 2012 5:58 a.m.
Rob Manning explores how the state's third largest district is teaching technology skills to children without turning computer classes into "parking lots."
Sept. 27, 2012 7:25 p.m.
Oregon’s latest education reform effort is focused on making sure all seniors in the Class of 2025 graduate from high school. Those are today’s kindergartners.
Oct. 15, 2012 6 a.m.
Beaverton’s school board eliminated more than 340 jobs last spring. Teachers wound upin new classrooms, teaching different courses. But those weren’t the only big changes at Oregon’s third largest district.
OPB | Sept. 17, 2012 5:01 p.m.
A new superintendent talks about keeping the spotlight on education despite year after year of funding cuts.
Aug. 30, 2012 10:58 p.m.
More than 100,000 Oregonians get pension payments from PERS. Rob Manning takes a closer look at a the rising cost of teacher pensions.
OPB | July 16, 2012 11 p.m.
It’s been more than a month since most Oregon students have sat down in a public school classroom. Time away from the classroom brings what some have called the "summer slide."
OPB | June 13, 2012 5:14 a.m.
Rob Manning explores what happens when the state's "lower funding" meets "higher expectations" for public education.
OPB | June 13, 2011 3:37 a.m.
How do budget cuts to education play out for schools, teachers, students and administrators? Reporter Rob Manning has been tracking teachers, students, and administrators over the course of the 2011-12 school year to highlight the challenges (and in some cases, opportunities) that come with statewide budget cuts.
OPB | June 11, 2012 3:56 a.m.
Here's the total amount of education funding provided by the state of Oregon from 2001-2012.