Writer. Tar Heel born & bred. Wannabe poet. Purveyor of pop culture. Over-sharer.

Liz Bell is a reporter for EducationNC. She grew up in Hickory and went to Fred T. Foard High School. Liz is a graduate from the School of Media and Journalism at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a minor in Hispanic Studies. She has previously written for The Daily Tar Heel, UNC’s student newspaper, and The News and Observer. In her free time, she likes to travel and watch too many movies.

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B-3 Interagency Council hones priorities: Transitions, data, NC Pre-K funding

A council tasked with rethinking the education system for children from birth to third grade is boiling down its priorities...

 

Stories from the Education Pipeline: Tyshon Hinton on starting his career without a degree

Tyshon Hinton, now 22 and living in Garner, remembers deciding school was not for him in his early elementary years....

 

Stories from the Education Pipeline: Dean Church talks going back to college over 30 years after high school

After serving in the Army and working over 20 years at a manufacturing company in Lenoir, Dean Church had a...

 

Stories from the Education Pipeline: Kizzie Harrison on balancing education goals with life’s obstacles

Kizzie Harrison, Nash Community College student and mother of two, thought she would get back on track towards earning a...

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Male educators of color gather in Charlotte to discuss social and professional challenges

For Skip Brown, who has taught elementary school in Durham for over 20 years, his role as a black male...

 

Stories from the Education Pipeline: First-generation college student Courtney Wolfe

Courtney Wolfe, a first-year student at Appalachian State University, always wanted to go to college, despite her parents’ lack of...

 

Stories from the Education Pipeline: John Martinez shares why he dropped out of high school

John Martinez, an 18-year-old Charlotte resident and former student at Garinger High School, started to disengage in middle school. Martinez...

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DHHS releases statewide early childhood goals

The state’s youngest children — how to improve health and education outcomes for them, their families, and their communities —...

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House education committee passes school safety measures

A bill with recommendations from the House Select Committee on School Safety — including threat assessment teams for each school...

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Literacy summit brings universities and districts together to delve into teaching kids to read

As policymakers push for higher third-grade reading proficiency and programs like Read to Achieve struggle to make a difference, colleges...

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State politicians spar over construction bills as Senate proposal moves closer to hearing

Jones Street was home to a flurry of activity concerning school infrastructure spending on Tuesday, with the Senate getting closer...

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Coker-Wimberly: Setting kindergarteners up for success starts day one

When children come to the first day of kindergarten, they come with a variety of needs, personalities, abilities, and backgrounds....