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.
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While the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak has repeatedly led Gov. Kate Brown to restrict sectors of Oregon’s economy, she has done the opposite for child care facilities.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has declared a state of emergency over the novel coronavirus.
The Oregon Health Authority announced a press conference late Friday afternoon to share information on the state's first "presumed confirmed case" of novel coronavirus.
Oregon Department of Education Director Colt Gill called a recent arrest "unsafe" and "clearly traumatic" in a message aimed at helping school districts respond to federal immigration authorities.
“Someone grabbed [Gianna's] jersey and she sort of just knocked them down and stepped right over them,” Ionescu said. “[Kobe] goes, 'I don’t know where she learned that from.'"
Questions about the school’s financial problems, driven by lagging enrollment, had been downplayed by Concordia officials, until Feb. 10, when they announced the university was closing.
A 100-page investigative report from 12 years ago shows questionable conduct by West Linn's former police chief long before he was implicated in the baseless arrest of a black Portland man in 2017.
The U.S. attorney for Oregon, Billy Williams, confirmed late Wednesday that his office looking into the the surveillance and arrest of a black Portland man in 2017.
School leaders say dropping enrollment created an insurmountable financial crisis.
The University of Oregon is ranked No. 4, with a record of 15-2. Oregon State University is right on its heels at No. 7. The rivals are playing a double-header this weekend.
Allegations of sexual misconduct spanning decades are now the focus of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. That follows allegations against Catlin Gabel School in an outside investigator's report.
Allyson Watterson has been missing since Sunday in an area near the small city of North Plains, Oregon. The latest information suggests she wasn't hiking, but had car trouble with her boyfriend.
Principal Diana Kruger was pulled from Arleta K-8 in November after a third grader was pressured to eat crack cocaine by an older student. Portland Public Schools said Friday she's not returning, but still has a job.
Student test scores fell in Oregon and Washington on the assessment known as the “Nation’s Report Card,” a trend that mirrors national declines over the last two years.
As the number of prospective college students declines, colleges like Concordia University find those young people are even more choosy than they used to be.
Linfield College had been shrinking for years. This year, enrollment is up. But leaders and faculty may not see eye-to-eye on where growth may take the college.
Oregon's oldest university is struggling with a problem facing many smaller private colleges: A drop in enrollment means tough choices.