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"Learning with Less" Education Special on OPB Radio

Lower funding. Higher expectations. In many Oregon school districts, the future depends on how communities respond to this central dilemma: How can students learn and prepare for the future, with less? 

OPB reporter Rob Manning follows teachers, students, parents and school administrators starting at the beginning of the school year. Now, as the school year draws to a close, more and more districts face additional cuts. 

Tune in to OPB Radio on Wednesday, June 13 at 4:30pm for his special half-hour report examining how change is playing out in the classroom.

The “Learning With Less” special is a culmination of Manning’s yearlong in-depth series on education. All of his reports are available online at

In addition to the half-hour special, “Learning with Less” will also be the topic of a Think Out Loud discussion on its June 13 broadcast at 9am. The discussion is already underway at

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