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Rob Manning

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.   

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Recent Articles

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Sexual Harassment Allegations Don’t Force Out Director At ODE

A director at the Oregon Department of Education was accused of inappropriately touching a junior female staffer, insinuating sexual interest in her and boasting of mistreating a female underling.

Family | Education | NW Life | local | News | Nation | Siga A Los Estudiantes De Clase Del 2025 Desde Pre-escolar A Su Graduación De La Secundaria

'Me Siento Nervioso': Cuando La Escuela Se Convierte En Santuario

Niñas y niños latinos están preocupados por lo que podría pasarle a sus familias a raíz de la dura retórica de parte autoridades federales sobre la inmigración ilegal. 

Parents | Family | Education | News | local | Siga A Los Estudiantes De Clase Del 2025 Desde Pre-escolar A Su Graduación De La Secundaria

¿Es El Cerebro De Su Niña O Niño Un Músculo O Una Máquina?

Jason es bueno en ciertas materias escolares y actividades y prefiere hacerlas, sobre aquellas tareas que no son naturales para él. Por el contrario, su compañero de clase Austin dice que le gusta cuando tiene que "trabajar arduamente" para lograr algo.

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A School District Dilemma: How To Transform, While Rebuilding Trust

Superintendent Guerrero faces a big task: transform numerous aspects of Portland Public Schools while rebuilding trust.

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Oregon Graduation Rate Remains Near National Basement

Like a year ago, Oregon’s graduation rate is better than only two states – Nevada and New Mexico, as well as Washington, D.C.

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Oregon Continues Spending To Revive Career Education Programs

Oregon's career technical education grant program has grown substantially since a 2011 pilot of $1.8 million.

local | Education | News | Class Of 2025: Follow Students From 1st Grade To Graduation

Missing School Drags Down Student Achievement, Research Finds

Poor attendance can have a bigger effect on students with additional risk factors than on other students, according to research into OPB's Class Of 2025. 

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Proposed Home For ACCESS Academy Would Move Students With Special Needs

After months of uncertainty, Portland Public Schools has proposed moving the program for Talented And Gifted students to a southeast campus currently serving students with special needs.

local | Education | Nation | News | Class Of 2025: Follow Students From 1st Grade To Graduation

Class Of 2025: Fun With STEAM

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. It translates as creative fun for the Class of 2025.

local | Education | News | Chemawa Indian School

Behind The Fence: Chemawa’s Culture Of Secrecy

Chemawa Indian School sits behind walls both figurative and literal, creating a culture of secrecy that tribal leaders say locks in students and locks out the public.

Education | Siga A Los Estudiantes De Clase Del 2025 Desde Pre-escolar A Su Graduación De La Secundaria

Ya Aprendí Esto: El Reto De Enseñar A Los Estudiantes TAG

¿Como deberían las escuelas enseñar a estudiantes quienes están adelantados académica, como Anna y Johnathan, participantes del proyecto "Clase del 2025"?

local | Education | News | Chemawa Indian School

Help Wanted: Questionable Hiring And Non-Native Administrators At Chemawa

Chemawa staff members said they've observed nepotism and favoritism from federal overseers. And Chemawa's lack of Native administrators has some students feeling underserved.

local | Education | News | Chemawa Indian School

Oregon Lawmakers Demand Answers From Interior On Chemawa

Six members of Oregon's congressional delegation — all Democrats — are demanding answers from federal officials after a series of stories from OPB.

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Former Chemawa Staff Say Concerns Were Met With Retaliation, Bullying

Former staff and students describe Chemawa as a place where concerns over education and the treatment of students and staff persist because attempts to expose problems are met with retaliation.

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Oregon's Biggest Universities Get Bigger, More Diverse

Portland State and Oregon State universities continue to grow, while University of Oregon shrank in fall 2017. 

local | Education | News | NW Life | Chemawa Indian School

What's A Chemawa Diploma Really Worth?

Any high school–aged member of a federally recognized Indian tribe is eligible for a free education at Chemawa Indian School, room and board included. But the Salem boarding school has struggled to meet students' academic needs. 

local | Education | News | Parents | Siga A Los Estudiantes De Clase Del 2025 Desde Pre-escolar A Su Graduación De La Secundaria

De Recibir Su Educación Escolar En Casa – A Quedarse Sin Hogar

El concepto de "casa" y "escuela" está evolucionando. Hoy en día hay miles de niños en Oregón que están siendo educados en su hogar. Y para otros miles, sus escuelas les ofrecen cosas que usualmente son atribuidas al hogar.

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Chemawa Indian School

Chemawa is supposed to offer an academic home preparing students for college or careers in a safe and stable place. But an OPB investigation found the school is breaking its promise.

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Life And Death At Chemawa Indian School

Three students came from three different tribes to attend Chemawa Indian School. Now, their mothers are still struggling to understand how their children’s futures fell apart — and what role the federally run boarding school played.

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Portland Middle Schools Plan Put On Hold, More Studies Called For

Portland Public Schools board members want environmental studies of the Harriet Tubman school site and more enrollment analysis for another middle school.