Rob Manning is a news editor at Oregon Public Broadcasting, with oversight of reporters covering education, healthcare and business. Rob became an editor in 2019, following about 15 years covering schools and universities in Oregon and southwest Washington as OPB’s education reporter.
Rob was part of an OPB team that won a Peabody Award in 2009 for “Hard Times,” which examined the regional effects of the Great Recession. More recently, Rob has earned multiple honors for leading OPB’s long-term project, “Class Of 2025.” Rob’s reporting in 2017 with OPB’s Tony Schick on problems at Chemawa Indian School, a federal boarding school in Salem, Oregon, for Native American students, has led to congressional inquiries and hearings.
With Google maps and satellite images a keystroke away for anyone with a computer, how hard can it be to provide a map of the Chemawa Indian School? Four congressional representatives had to write a letter for it.
The main opponents of Oregon's recently created commercial activities tax decided not to put the bill on the January ballot, meaning it's going into effect. What is it?
A three-year investigation by OPB, published in 2017, found numerous problems at the federally run boarding school. Oregon's U.S. representatives in Congress say they still see few signs of progress.
Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw was the latest to weigh in on last Saturday's protest — joining a Texas senator and the son of President Trump in a controversy that's drawn national headlines.
The fate of a small Oregon city hangs in the balance, as part of a flurry of bills that flew through the Oregon Legislature late last month but await final approval by Gov. Kate Brown.
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera-Beutler, R-Washington, called in the Government Accountability Office after hearing students were being restrained and isolated without the incidents being properly tracked.
Chemawa Indian School in Salem has faced mounting scrutiny from Oregon’s congressional delegation. Now, Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Oregon, wants Bureau of Indian Education Director Tony Dearman replaced.
Restraint and seclusion are controversial practices in public schools. They are most often used on students with disabilities, and parents say they take an emotional toll.
U.S. Judge Michael H. Simon issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday, blocking the grazing permits issued to Dwight and Steven Hammond by former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
The fate of the city-or-not in Clackamas County fell to the Senate Rules Committee Monday, just as the Oregon Legislature heads into its final weeks before sine die.
Oregon lawmakers easily passed Senate Bill 963 on Wednesday, intended to clarify what teachers can and can’t do when it comes to restraining students.
Officials in the city of Myrtle Creek, Oregon are giving the "all clear" to water that was likely compromised by a nearby fuel spill.
Clackamas County commissioners argue it's "not possible to restore the city to its pre-disincorporation state.” They're pressing legislators to step in.
A proposed billion-dollar business tax for Oregon schools took a big step forward Monday, passing out of a special legislative committee created over a year ago to craft this very legislation.
Early childhood advocates, supporters of increased mental health resources, students calling for smaller class sizes all urged support for the billion dollar plan to support K-12 schools.
Inclusion coordinator Larry Morgan and liaison to the State Board of Education Kim Sordyl are the latest to depart, the Secretary of State's office now led by Bev Clarno.