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Rob Manning is a reporter and producer at Oregon Public Broadcasting. He covers education and local government.
Rob has been at OPB since 2002. He contributed to the 2009 Peabody Award winning “Hard Times” project and has earned multiple honors for the long-term education reporting effort, “Class of 2025.”
Rob is part of National Public Radio’s education reporting partnership with member stations. In that capacity, Rob contributed stories in 2015 and 2016, on NPR projects related to graduation rates and school funding.
Portland Public Schools set caps for elementary classrooms last spring. The district expects to go above them in eight schools — but isn't assigning more teachers to relieve the crowding.
Oregon will have an entirely different system for judging schools this fall, based on support, rather than penalties.
Student Addison Barnes was removed from class and told he couldn't wear his "build the wall" shirt at school. Barnes has won a legal settlement and an apology from the Hillsboro School District.
A meeting that was part reunion, part education summit, brought together education leaders from New York and the Portland area.
The former North Bend High School principal is disputing allegations against him, in a letter sent by his attorneys.
Susie Strangfield alleged “intolerable working conditions” at the Oregon Department of Education after spending five months on leave and under investigation.
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A report finds significant air quality problems at a middle school building slated to open this fall in North Portland.
“The vision is to lead Oregon schools from the bottom five in the nation to the top five in the nation in five years," Buehler said.
More than 180 students at Oregon's three largest public universities are directly affected, and university officials are concerned about a chilling effect on future students.
The Clackamas County city of Damascus is no more. And pretty soon, taxpayers in the former city will have the refunds to prove it.
Educators have largely stopped holding back students who are behind academically. For some in the Class of 2025, that means a harder transition to middle school.
State ethics commissioners are charged with policing the behavior of public officials. When a recording of their behavior in a private meeting got out, they tried to hide the recordings.
Education research supports starting high school later. School and family schedules, and the logistics of carrying that out, make such changes difficult.
Oregon’s notoriously low graduation rate has been slowly climbing in recent years, up to nearly 77 percent a year ago. At Madras High School, it's improved a lot faster.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has reassigned a deputy who punched a man as he was held to the ground. Until school let out this year, that deputy worked at Chemawa Indian School.
The Portland Public Schools board voted 6-to-1 Wednesday evening to split up and move a program for talented and gifted students.
Parents have filed a federal lawsuit against Portland Public Schools over its school for highly gifted students, on the eve of a board vote on the school's location.