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.
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.
Democrats from Oregon’s congressional delegation are turning up the heat on federal officials responsible for Chemawa Indian School.
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.
Less than two weeks ago, Marylhurst University announced it’s closing after 127 years. Leaders insist they had little choice. Students are reacting with a mix of grief, anger and confusion.
Portland State University's new buildings reflect an attempt to provide an affordable education in a modern package.
Like colleges and universities across the country, OSU-Cascades is part of a changing landscape in higher education.
Faculty members say the Marylhurst Board of Trustees rebuffed their attempt to collaborate on ways to save the small private college.
De La Salle North Catholic has proven successful at getting students of color ready for college, over a decade at the Kenton Elementary building. Portland Public Schools is not extending its lease past 2021.
Marylhurst's enrollment fell from more than 1,400 students in 2013 to just a few hundred remaining this spring.
Investigators returned with an exhaustive 322-page report this week, confirming abuse first reported by The Oregonian.
Lawmakers and tribal representatives met with the federal school's leadership and emerged with both immediate and long-range plans to overhaul the Salem boarding school.
"Delusional" was the word two school board members used to describe the bond package voters approved last May.
Parents and students at a Portland arts school are pushing back against the possibility of moving in a program for gifted students.
Portland Public Schools is facing a formal complaint over its handling of ACCESS Academy - an alternative program for gifted students whose neighborhood schools were not adequately serving them.
The district's chief operating officer and chief strategic officer are both leaving, as Portland Public Schools announced a budget-driven cut of 35 central office positions.