Elizabeth Miller is OPB’s education reporter.
She previously covered the environment and the Great Lakes for ideastream in Cleveland, Ohio.
Her pieces have aired nationally on NPR and on other programs including "Marketplace" and "Here and Now."
She also spent time working at an Akron news station and as an intern on NPR’s national desk. An Ohio native, Elizabeth is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University.
Efforts weigh penalizing Oregon parents for students’ chronic absenteeism
A bill that passed out of the Senate education committee Thursday would create a task force to study school attendance and why students don’t come to school.
Woodburn teachers declare impasse and prepare for strike, in wake of dozens of resignations
Teachers in the Woodburn School District are one step closer to a potential strike after months of bargaining with no new contract in sight.
View from an Oregon special education administrator: Mental health, behavior, staffing among biggest challenges
OPB’s series on the state of special education has featured students, parents, and staff members across the Portland area. The series has found that some students with disabilities are missing out on school while staff are stretched thin trying to deal with increased needs. Education reporter Elizabeth Miller recently spoke with another staff member — a special education administrator — about how things look from the district office.
A day in the life of an Oregon paraeducator
When you think about who works in a school, you think of teachers, principals, custodians, counselors — but there are also paraeducators. Paras are deployed to help students with disabilities make the most of their education.
Ahead of filing deadline, school board seats open across Oregon
The deadline to file to run for the May 16 special election is less than a week away — and about half of school board seats across Oregon are up for grabs.
Salem-Keizer school board approves new superintendent
The Salem-Keizer school board voted Tuesday night to hire Andrea Castañeda to replace outgoing superintendent Christy Perry.
US Health and Human Services secretary, Gov. Kotek highlight youth mental health needs at Portland school visit
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra was in Northeast Portland Monday at a roundtable on youth mental health with Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek.
Portland school bus radio operator recounts navigating ‘a mess’ during historic snowstorm
Jimmy Appelhanz didn’t get home until after 11. Some drivers didn’t finish their shifts until well after midnight.
Portland schools digging out after snowfall leads to transportation delays, canceled classes and criticism
Students and employees in schools and colleges throughout the Portland region faced difficulties getting home after Wednesday's snow rolled in. And many school closures are continuing into Friday.
Oregon school enrollment worries officials as it continues dropping, though the decline is slowing
New data shows Oregon enrollment dropped again this year — but at a much smaller rate than previous years.