Elizabeth Miller is OPB’s education reporter.
She previously covered the environment and the Great Lakes for ideastream in Cleveland, Ohio.
Her pieces have aired nationally on NPR and on other programs including "Marketplace" and "Here and Now."
She also spent time working at an Akron news station and as an intern on NPR’s national desk. An Ohio native, Elizabeth is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University.
The Higher Education Coordinating Commission approved substantial tuition increases at three Oregon universities Thursday.
The Corbett School District has long relied on students who transfer in, and the money that comes with them. With the end of Oregon's open enrollment law, the Corbett community wants to see change.
Four of Oregon’s public universities will defend substantial tuition increases this week.
Schools across Oregon are changing their sex ed curriculum in response to a state law from a few years ago, aimed at preventing child sex abuse. In Beaverton, students learn about consent, gender expression, and sexually transmitted diseases starting in kindergarten. But the lessons aren’t the same at 5 as they are at 15.
Portland Public Schools continues to be out of compliance with state requirements for students considered “talented and gifted.” A parent group is pushing for changes.
The Portland public schools board of directors passed a budget Tuesday night, 6 to 1.
Portland State University’s president has resigned and the board recently voted to increase tuition next year by 11%. Will that threaten the school's strength with nontraditional students?
Two Oregonians are headed to Washington, D.C., to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The competition starts Tuesday.
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As last-minute voters turn in their ballots Tuesday, the board of directors at Portland Public Schools will look pretty different next year. Only one of four incumbents is running for reelection.
Throughout Oregon, the people that make decisions in school districts seldom reflect the students they serve. Nowhere is that difference more glaring than in Salem-Keizer.
At a busy board meeting Monday, the Board of Trustees at Portland State University passed an 11% tuition increase and appointed an acting president.
Schools in more than two dozen districts across Oregon will close for at least part of the day on Wednesday in response to a planned walk out by teachers to advocate for more school funding.
Washington school districts are finalizing budgets for next year. And thanks to a narrowly-worded provision approved by lawmakers, Vancouver and Evergreen will get a little help.
Oregon’s three largest school districts have released budget drafts for next year. Of the three — Portland, Beaverton and Salem-Keizer — cutbacks will likely hit Beaverton hardest.
What do lemonade and neutral-colored walls have to do with a kindergartener's readiness to learn? It's part of how central Oregon schools are teaching the youngest students the basics of emotional learning.
School districts in the Portland area are canceling school May 8 as teachers statewide plan a walkout to advocate for more school funding.