Rob Manning

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Desperation And Broken Trust When Schools Restrain Students Or Lock Them In Rooms

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Restraint and seclusion are controversial practices in public schools. They are most often used on students with disabilities, and parents say they take an emotional toll.


Portland Shooting Reignites Debate Over Armed Campus Police

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

A shooting death last week next to Portland State University in Oregon has opened a debate about whether campus police and security should be armed.


Pacific Northwest Schools Respond To Lead In Drinking Water

Thursday, July 14, 2016

School leaders in the Pacific Northwest are scrambling this summer to deal with lead in school drinking water. Problems first surfaced after parents in Portland, Ore., asked questions about water safety following news from Flint, Mich. Now districts across Oregon and Washington are testing the water and finding higher lead levels than expected.


Take A Ride On Oregon's School Funding Roller Coaster

Friday, May 06, 2016

Rising property values in Oregon in the '90s led voters to cap property taxes. The state turned to income tax to fund its schools. But that can be unpredictable, and schools have suffered ever since.


Is There A Better Way To Pay For America's Schools?

Sunday, May 01, 2016

There are huge gaps in school funding between affluent and property-poor districts. And, with evidence that money matters, especially for disadvantaged kids, something has to change.


At Portland, Ore., Gun Store, Strong Opinions And Stronger Sales

Thursday, January 07, 2016

On a weekday morning in January, business is steady at Northwest Armory, a gun store on an Oregon state highway just south of Portland.

Customers lean over glass cases to look at handguns or run their fingers along the polished wood of hunting rifles that line the aisles, aimed at ...


Oregon Has The Lowest Graduation Rate In The Country. Preschool Could Fix That.

Sunday, June 07, 2015

The US high school graduation rate is at an all-time high. But why? NPR Ed partnered with 14 member stations around the country to bring you the stories behind that number. Check out the whole story here. And find out what's happening in your state.

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School Lunch in Oregon Depends a Lot on Where You Live

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

With Thanksgiving vacation, many students look forward to a break from school lunch. And in Oregon, what kids get differs a lot between urban and rural schools. 


The True Story Behind the Mars Rover

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A former NASA chief engineer and co-author of "Mars Rover Curiosity: An Inside Account from Curiosity's Chief Engineer" details the saga leading up to Curiosity's launch.

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Classroom Views: Learning Gets Loud in Portland

Thursday, March 20, 2014

This week, we're taking a close-up look to see how learning actually happens in real schools across the nation. Today we go to Earl Boyles Elementary School in Portland Oregon—a schoo...

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Study: Portland's 'Blue Line' Attracts Most Investment Of U.S. Transit Projects

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


The Blue Line — TriMet’s light rail route from Gresham to Hillsboro  — attracted the biggest real estate investments of any surface transit system in the country, according to a new study. But the study also finds that rapid bus lines can garner similar returns -- and cost far less than light rail.

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The Issues at Hand: Education Reform Over the Next Four Years

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Shortly following the November elections, a Gallup poll revealed that 68 percent of Americans believe that President Obama will improve education in his second term. Education reporte...

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Why STEM Education Needs the Arts, Too

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The national agenda on competitiveness and investing in education is centered on the acronym STEM, which stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It is these subj...

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