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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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Oregon Teachers Prepare For New Holocaust And Genocide Education Curriculum Requirements

A new Oregon law requires all students to learn about the Holocaust and other genocides. To help teachers develop lessons, Oregon State University hosted an event for school districts around the state.

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Portland Parents Push For Schools To Improve Talented And Gifted Programs

A group of parents has asked the Oregon Department of Education to investigate Portland Public Schools for not serving students classified as talented and gifted.

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FoodCorps Members Serve Lessons On Nutrition And Food

About 240 members of a service program will soon be in the classroom, educating kids about food. At a recent staff training in Portland, service members learned how to bring fruits and vegetables into the classroom.  

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Portland School Leadership Teams Meet, Plan For Coming Year

More than 180 Portland Public Schools principals and administrators finished a week of training Friday ahead of the new school year.

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Oregon Higher Ed Commission Rejects Community College Boundary Change

Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission rejected a petition Thursday to change the boundaries of a community college in central Oregon — a decision that could have statewide consequences.

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Building Problems Surface 2 Years After Portland’s Franklin High School Renovation

Oregon’s largest school district started this summer on a new middle and high school. A new Grant High opens soon. But one of the district’s first nine-figure renovations has problems already.

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Former Vice Principal Sues Brookings-Harbor School District Officials

A former southwest Oregon high school administrator filed a lawsuit alleging Brookings-Harbor School Board members and the superintendent acted unlawfully and forced him to resign.

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After Portland High School Hate Incidents, Community Wants Better Response

Students at three Portland high schools dealt with racially charged incidents last school year. Some students and parents think the district's response is inconsistent, and not enough.

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For Former Trillium Charter Students, A Return To Portland's Neighborhood Schools

Most of the students who saw their school closed by the Portland school district this year are switching to their neighborhood schools.

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Portland Fire & Rescue: July Fourth Fireworks Are Fine – Just Make Sure They’re Legal

Fireworks are a July Fourth staple. But before you set up your own backyard display, here are a few tips to stay safe.

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Beaverton Schools Budget Passes, Avoids Teacher Layoffs. Here's How.

Two months ago, the Beaverton School District faced a $35 million budget gap, meaning hundreds of possible teacher layoffs. But Monday, the board passed a $507 million budget that covers the gap without massive layoffs.

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Class Of 2025: Middle School Vs. K-8

Most of the students in OPB's class of 2025 are at a middle school. But some are still in the same building as younger kids as Oregon's largest school district makes the move toward a middle school model.

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State Commission Approves Tuition Increases At 3 Oregon Universities

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission approved substantial tuition increases at three Oregon universities Thursday.

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Corbett Schools: The Promise & Peril Of Luring Students From Other Districts

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.

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4 Oregon Public Universities To Ask For Tuition Increases

Four of Oregon’s public universities will defend substantial tuition increases this week.

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Oregon's New Sex Ed Curriculum Has More Than Just Birds And Bees

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.

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Portland Parents Want Better Access To Talented And Gifted Programming

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.

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Portland Public Schools Passes Budget, Allocates $7 Million To Classroom Priorities

The Portland public schools board of directors passed a budget Tuesday night, 6 to 1.

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Tuition Hike, President's Exit Raise Doubts For PSU's Nontraditional Students

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?

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Portland And Nyssa Students To Represent Oregon At Scripps Spelling Bee

Two Oregonians are headed to Washington, D.C., to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The competition starts Tuesday.