Reporter and Producer
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 is starting plans for a bond measure in 2020, and it might divert from the facilities plans set years ago, to prioritize renovations at all the high schools.
Kids who’ve been through trauma are more than twice as likely to drop out before finishing high school. What helps? Giving the student flexibility and a greater sense of control.
One of the biggest barriers for kids on their journeys through school involves problems outside of school — like childhood trauma.
Teachers say some problems have only gotten worse, like fraying supports for students’ emotional and psychological needs.
Linfield College intends to crack the dorm room door just a bit, to let Fido, Spot or Fluffy scurry in.
As state officials revisit approval of part-time high school for certain students, the state's largest district remembers its recent history with adding instruction time.
Seven weeks after backing her state Board of Education’s decision to loosen high school instruction-time requirements, Gov. Kate Brown is second-guessing the decision.
Total university enrollment is at its lowest point since 2012, and the enrollment of students from Oregon is in a trough not seen since 2008.
At a meeting in Salem on Thursday, legislators on a special committee talked of "going big" to cure what's ailing Oregon’s public schools.
Linfield College announced it's buying the University of Western States' Northeast Portland campus for $14.5 million.
Outdoor School began a big expansion two years ago, promising hands-on science education for thousands more students. It's also delivering lessons in resilience.
Consultants got a calm but skeptical reception at Portland State University from students and staff worried about armed campus police.
Teacher salaries are more than 20 percent higher in Washington than Oregon. Some in Oregon fear teachers leaving to work for their neighbors up north.
The “Every Day Matters” campaign is aimed at helping individual schools work with families to address the many barriers that can keep students from attending class.
A legal complaint has led SEI staff to be kicked out of Jefferson High School - but the nonprofit's after-school programs continue.
Self-Enhancement, Inc. has drawn praise for helping improve graduation rates for black students. But a legal complaint alleges sexualized behavior at the nonprofit.