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.
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.
Oregon's teaching force is only one-quarter as diverse as its student body — more than 25 years after passing a law to address that gap.
Susie Strangfield’s attorneys allege her concerns about a database's security were answered with discrimination and retaliation.
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The FBI issued an alert recently about “cyber threat concerns related to K-12 students.” Officials in Oregon schools are already well aware that student data is attracting cyber criminals.
A two-year legal fight over Portland Public Schools’ handling of public records has ended with a financial hit to Oregon’s largest school district.
The message from parents and educators to Oregon legislators was unmistakable: "find a way to spend more on schools."
Republican nominee for Governor, Knute Buehler called for a shake-up in leadership at the state’s troubled public school system. But Buehler misidentified who he wants fired.
Students protesting the shooting of Jason Washington say they will occupy the steps of the PSU campus security building to pressure the school to disarm campus police.
As candidates for Oregon governor pledge extending the state's short school year, the State Board of Education approved exemptions for certain high schoolers from existing time requirements.
Reading scores went up slightly, and math went down a tad. But mostly, results were the same. And that's not good.
Legendary Oregon State University baseball coach Pat Casey announced his retirement Thursday, in an emotional press conference.
The North Clackamas School District will ask voters to hike their property taxes this fall, in part to offset the rising costs of employee pensions.
Changes await Oregon students returning to school: from security fencing to screening for dyslexia.
The enormous funding gap for the state’s largest school bond may have a fix, judging by updates and discussions at the Portland Public Schools board meeting Tuesday.
Last June, Ava and Munira finished elementary school. They start middle school next week. They’re part of the Class of 2025 – a key cohort in Oregon's rising expectations for public schools.