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.
Forest Grove Police are charging a school payroll staffer with three counts each of forgery, theft and identify theft.
The four U.S. senators from Oregon and Washington, all Democrats, united against the Republican health care bill.
Sen. Jeff Merkley likes the "no charisma" label from CNN. But he doesn't appreciate Republican tactics on the health care bill.
Portland voters supported a $790 million schools repair bond in May. Now, the question is how to get all that work done quickly.
Portland Public Schools plans to open two middle schools on the east side. But after questions from a boundary committee, decisions are likely to wait until fall.
Thursday night brought seven sitting members of the Portland Public Schools board, together with the three new members elected last month to discuss the key job of hiring a new superintendent.
Nation | Communities | NewsOPB | June 2, 2017 noon | Portland
The long-time civil rights leader said Portlanders should not bring additional attention to a pro-Trump message they oppose.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler acknowledges he has little ability to stop two planned right-wing protests in Portland in the wake of last week’s TriMet stabbings. But he says he still hopes event organizers will rethink their timing.
Oregon's two largest universities gained approval Thursday for significant tuition increases, after initially being denied.
Both of Oregon’s senators and four U.S. representatives announced the introduction of a bill Thursday that would require “every state to provide registered voters the opportunity to vote by mail."
Newly elected board members Scott Bailey, Julia Brim-Edwards and Rita Moore will comprise a majority of the superintendent search task force.
Sen. Ron Wyden sees "an attack on our democratic institutions." The Oregon GOP sees "nothing more than a political witch-hunt."
Portland Public Schools said Friday it will not release the final background report on the superintendent finalist that fell through.
Despite a plague of public relations troubles, the largest school bond in Oregon history has passed. The victory means Portland Public Schools can ramp up efforts to clean up health hazards and overhaul four big schools.
Portland State University has hired New York Institute of Technology interim president Rahmat Shoureshi to be its next leader.
University of Oregon and Portland State University leaders are weighing their options after seeing tuition increases rejected Thursday by the state's Higher Education Coordinating Commission.
The Higher Education Coordinating Commission blocked tuition increases for University of Oregon and Portland State University. It approved increases for three others.
It's no surprise: Oregon counties with big dollar items on their ballots are seeing higher turnout numbers than those without them.
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