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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

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Oregon High School Students Reflect On Coronavirus And Xenophobia

OPB spoke with three Asian American students about their experiences at school and online as coronavirus concerns moved closer to home.

Parents | Health | News | local | Education

Portland Public Schools Starts Coronavirus Relief Fund For Families

Portland Public Schools has started a coronavirus relief fund to help families in need.

Nation | local | Parents | Education | Teachers | NW Life | World | News

Oregon Education Officials Seek Waiver Of Statewide Standardized Testing

Oregon is requesting a federal waiver from state assessments this year because of extended school closures related to the coronavirus outbreak.

Nation | local | Health | Education | Teachers | World | News

Oregon Colleges Cancel All Spring Semester In-Person Classes, In-Person Commencement

Following an executive order from Governor Kate Brown, more than a dozen of Oregon's colleges and universities will offer remote classes for the entire spring term.

Health | News | local | Education

Oregon Schools Are Closed Until April 28. What Does That Mean For Learning?

With schools closed until April 28, will school districts be required to provide online school and child care?

Nation | Family | local | Parents | Education | NW Life | News

Tigard-Tualatin, Lake Oswego Schools Vote To Close For 2 Weeks Over Coronavirus Outbreak

The Tigard Tualatin School Board voted Thursday evening to close schools, effective Friday March 13. Students will be allowed to retrieve their belongings on the morning of the 14th.

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U Of O Switches To Online Classes As Colleges Respond To Coronavirus

The University of Oregon is responding to the spread of coronavirus with remote learning and a curb on large gatherings.

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Oregon School Districts Rush To Submit Student Success Act Applications

School districts are applying for non-competitive grant money from the state's $1 billion investment known as the Student Success Act. Some are rushing to get in applications to get a head start on hiring qualified teachers.

News | local | Education

Before Board Vote On Rosa Parks Calendar, Staff And Parents Share Concerns

Portland Public Schools staff will recommend ending the year-round program at Rosa Parks Elementary. Some staff and parents aren’t happy with how the district came to that decision.

News | Education

Slow Change For Portland Public Schools 1 Year After State Audit

In January 2019, the Oregon secretary of state’s office released a tough audit of the state's largest school district and its statewide education agency, and found both struggled to track spending.

Business | News | local | Education

Layoffs, Lawsuits, Lingering Questions Follow Concordia University's Announced Closure

Concordia University announced its closure Monday morning. In the days since, more information has become available about the faculty, students, and community that will be affected.

News | local | Education

Cleveland High School Principal Resigns After Less Than A Year On The Job

Leo Lawyer, Principal of Portland’s Cleveland High School, has resigned after less than a year on the job.

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What It's Like Growing Up In Beaverton As A Student Of Color

Beaverton is changing. Over the last 19 years, Beaverton schools have become more diverse, with students of color now making up 53% of the student body. In 2000, they were 26%. What's it like growing up Latino in Beaverton?

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5 More Former Catlin Gabel Students Allege Abuse By Teachers

Five more former Catlin Gabel students filed lawsuits against the school. They claim sexual, physical and emotional abuse at the hands of teachers — one of whom is still employed by the school.

News | Environment | Education | local

Portland General Electric Gives PPS $250,000 For Climate Change Curriculum

Portland General Electric will give $250,000 toward Portland Public Schools' climate change curriculum.

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New Complaint Filed Against Catlin Gabel School Alleges Abuse By 4 Former Staffers

A new complaint filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court Wednesday alleges abuse by four former Catlin Gabel staffers.

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Oregon Graduation Rates Hit 80%, An All-Time High. Here’s The Story In 6 Districts.

Oregon's graduation rate has hit 80%, an all-time high. But the story is about more than the numbers.

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Fire At Beaverton High Causes Smoke Damage, Cancelled Classes Tuesday

A fire at Beaverton High School Saturday caused smoke damage in multiple classrooms and areas of the school.

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Multnomah County Preschool Measure Expected On The November Ballot

Multnomah County voters can expect to see a ballot measure this November for expanded preschool.

Nation | News | local | Education

Former Student Sues Catlin Gabel For Covering Up Child Sexual Abuse By Teacher

A former Catlin Gabel student has filed a lawsuit against the Portland area private school, claiming they were negligent in protecting her from child sexual abuse at the hands of a teacher.