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.
Next month, 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.
Following a series of problems last spring, Portland students told school administrators and board members at a community meeting of anti-Semitic and racist incidents at the school.
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Thousands of Portland students and many adults joined in the international climate strike Friday, demanding action on climate change.
Test results for Oregon schools show more students are taking state exams, but the percentage of students passing is down. And this year, the results hold a little more weight than usual.
Thousands of classified employees at Oregon’s public universities are preparing to strike. College administrators are making contingency plans in case a strike happens at the same time classes start.
The mental health of students – and the risk of suicide – led Oregon lawmakers to pass a slew of legislation this year. Students can take days off for their mental health, and a few school districts will receive money to plan school-based health centers. But one law won’t take effect until next year.
The new state curriculum will feature lessons in five subjects including science and math. In addition, Oregon’s nine federally recognized tribes will provide content specific to their cultures.
Jefferson High School freshmen kicked off the new school year with a visit from the Gov. Kate Brown, who signed the billion-dollar Student Success Act for the occasion.
Contract negotiations are getting tense between Oregon’s public universities and the bargaining team representing 5,000 classified employees.
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.
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.
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.