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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Are kindergarten entry assessments worth the trouble?

For the fourth fall, North Carolina’s kindergarten teachers are collecting developmental information for an assessment the state hopes will help...

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Legislature-backed Schools That Lead launches three-year school improvement cohort

Principals, teachers, and administrators from 36 schools across the state gathered in Raleigh Tuesday to start a three-year pilot program....

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Community college board reflects on hurricane, career coaches

Before the State Board of Community Colleges started reviewing programs and policies Friday, board member William Holder called for a...

 

Coastal Carolina’s student coaching strategy considers whole student

When Coastal Carolina Community College President David Heatherly thinks about the challenges his students face, circumstances outside the classroom come...

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Educators look for next steps amid Craven County’s Florence aftermath

When Jacklin Masalisali and her 15-year-old son Sovere returned Monday to New Bern after fleeing in the wake of Hurricane...

 

‘Small but mighty’ Pamlico Community College

If you stop by Pamlico Community College, ask President Jim Ross to do his radio voice. Or his Elvis impression....

 

Wilson Community College faces diverse set of student needs and a marketing challenge head-on

EAnne Goodson said she has been in nursing “for forever.” After four decades of working in the field as a...

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A rural start to kindergarten: EdNC explores birth to eight experiences in eastern North Carolina

While reviewing her end-of-year student assessments in May, about half of the names on Dale Murray’s kindergarten class roster were...

 

High Point assistant principal reflects on first year in role

Meredith Boger, assistant principal at Johnson Street Global Studies, a K-8 magnet school in High Point, just completed her first...

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Isothermal Community College to expand early college experience through i-TECH

With the closing of plants and loss of jobs in Rutherford County during the past decade, students in the area...

 

A Greensboro assistant principal with a passion for teacher opportunity

The first 12-person high school class Glasher Robinson taught included a recent mother, a pregnant student, two recovering drug addicts,...

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Five takeaways from ‘Energizing Rural North Carolina’

The first day of a conference exploring strategies to foster rural economies and communities across the state attracted local economic...