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.
Oregon’s new business tax goes into effect Jan. 1. It’s meant to raise $1 billion a year for education. It’s an opportunity for schools, but it’s prompted mixed reactions from businesses.
Parents and students from a Beaverton school directed their frustrations at district officials Monday night, in response to plans to cut the upper grades from two K-8 schools.
Teams of students representing more than 20 colleges around Oregon are gearing up to invent something new as part of the Invent Oregon Collegiate Challenge.
This year, Salem-Keizer School District is offering free lunch the week of Thanksgiving to children 18 and under.
The Corbett School District board approved the application to become a charter school district Wednesday. The district says the end of an open-enrollment law pushed its decision.
A new tax on Oregon businesses promises millions for public schools. But first, school leaders have to figure out how to spend that money.
A national police organization is calling for a Corvallis School Board member to step down over a tweet it sees as anti-police.
At least 100 West Linn High School students walked out of class Friday in support of the school’s LGBTQ community.
At a meeting Thursday, Portland Public Schools staff proposed pushing off a school improvement bond to 2021.
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The U.S. started the formal process of withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement this week. In Oregon, higher education leaders are ready to step up.
A group of parents at Arleta K-8 school are calling for the principal to be suspended.
Voters appear to support maintaining a Portland Public Schools levy that supports one-third of the district’s teaching positions. Early returns show the levy passing by a wide margin.
North Clackamas superintendent Matt Utterback has announced his intent to retire in June.
Residents in at least eight Oregon communities will vote on bonds and levies to fund public schools.
The state released data on schools and districts Thursday covering attendance, student progress and whether students are on-track to graduate.
The president of Southern Oregon University is calling for a 4% campus-wide reduction in spending.
PSU's interim president's updated campus safety plan calls for retaining armed campus police officers while expanding roles for unarmed officers, including a new "student safety ambassador" role.
Oregon schools have struggled for years to close achievement gaps between white students and students of color. A new effort to help Pacific Islander and black students in Salem appears to be working.
Work installing electronic locks on doors and other security measures at some Portland schools will not be complete until months after initially planned.
Oregon's public universities reached a deal with the union representing 4,500 employees Saturday to avert a looming strike.