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Elizabeth Miller


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.

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Recent Articles

College Reopenings: Face Coverings, Social Distancing, And Home After Thanksgiving

When students return to colleges in Oregon this fall — if they do at all — things will look different. Colleges are rolling out their plans.

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Portland Public Schools Seeks Feedback On Bond Options

Portland Public Schools is seeking feedback on three options, each with different price tags, for a November 2020 bond.

Racist Controversies Prompt Changes At Two Regional School Boards

Two regional school districts worked to put recent, racist controversies behind them by shaking up their board leadership on Wednesday.

Portland State Plans Scholarship, Art Piece, To Memorialize Jason Washington

PSU president Stephen Percy has announced plans for a scholarship in Washington’s honor and an art piece on campus.

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Summer Programs Get Creative To Keep Oregon Kids Engaged

After more than two months of distance learning, it’s summer. Usually that means sleeping in, camp or possibly summer school. COVID-19 has canceled a lot of these programs or moved them online.

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Oregon Releases Plan For LGBTQ Student Success

The Oregon Department of Education has released a plan focused on helping LGBTQ students feel supported their school environments

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Salem-Keizer Superintendent Says Board 'Discounted' Police Encounters For Students Of Color

A petition circulated by Salem student group Latinos Unidos Siempre asks the district to remove police from school and also calls for the removal of school board members for recent actions.

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Portland City, College Officials Confirm Noose Found At Construction Site Last Month

Officials from the city of Portland and three colleges responded Tuesday to a noose found at a construction site downtown.

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Furloughed Educators, School Employees Across Oregon Not Receiving Promised Pay

School employees still haven't received the weekly $600 and unemployment benefits included in Oregon's Work Share program.

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In North Portland, 10-year-old Aidan Hosts Protest For 'Peace and Justice'

Following weeks of protests in Portland and around the world after the death of George Floyd, one Portland 10-year-old wanted to host a family-friendly protest of his own.

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Renewed Calls To Disarm PSU Police Amid Global Protests Against Police Brutality

Amid protests nationwide in support of Black lives and against police brutality, hundreds stood with the family of a man killed by Portland State officers two years ago in their call to disarm campus police.

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Protest Profiles: Oregonians Speak Out Against Police Brutality

Since police killed George Floyd in Minneapolis, nightly protests have put police brutality and racial equity in front of the country like never before. Oregonians have taken to the streets in huge numbers, night after night, in Portland, but they've also marched in smaller cities all over the state, demanding big changes. Here are some of the people marching in Oregon, and why they're out there.

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What Will Next School Year Bring? Oregon Says, It Depends

It will be up to individual schools to figure out whether teaching will happen on-site, through distance learning, or a hybrid of the two.  

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Under Pressure, Portland Will Eliminate School Resource Officer Program

School resource officers from the Portland Police Bureau will no longer be on campus in three Portland school districts. 

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New PSU Program For Incarcerated Women Confronts Pandemic In First Year

Spring term is coming to a close for a group of women in a new Portland State University class at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. The year is ending differently from how it started due to coronavirus.

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Portland State University Votes To Make Interim President Permanent

The Portland State University Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to appoint its 10th president — interim president Stephen Percy.

Holiday Weekend On Mt. Hood Includes Back-To-Back Rescues

The holiday weekend on Mount Hood included two back-to-back rescue missions.

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Oregon Supreme Court Orders Decision From Baker Co. Judge On COVID-19 Restrictions

Baker County Circuit Judge Matthew Shirtcliff has until 5 p.m. Tuesday to address his order against Governor Kate Brown’s coronavirus restrictions.

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COVID-19 Intensifies Student Struggles With Mental Health

Since public school buildings closed in Oregon, teachers are supposed to focus on connecting to students before getting into online lessons. But for some students, COVID-19 triggers anxiety and depression.

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Oregon Summer Camps, Programs Altering Plans Due To COVID-19

After Oregon officials released new rules for operating summer camps in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers are planning virtual programming — or canceling altogether.