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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As long session begins, what to expect in early education

With so many groups focused on early childhood education and development, this long session of the General Assembly is likely...

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Public School Forum releases top education priorities at annual breakfast

As the legislature returns to session, education advocates are making their priorities clear. For the Public School Forum of North...

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Governor’s Leandro commission looks at North Carolina’s school support personnel

Student success has to do with more than academic instruction and performance. School support personnel provide much-needed services to address...

 

One university, two different innovative high school models

Throughout the week, EducationNC has looked at Cooperative Innovative High Schools (CIHS), which include early colleges, middle colleges, and other...

 

A day inside Tri-County Early College

It is clear that Adam Haigler’s teaching style is built off strong relationships with his students. Consider how he started...

 

The impact of early colleges: What does the research say?

What kind of student succeeds at early colleges? Why? Do early colleges really make a difference? These are questions Julie...

 

Cooperative Innovative High Schools: What are they and why does North Carolina have so many?

As Dezerea Hummel had lunch outside Marine Science and Technology (MaST) Early College in Carteret County, she talked about how,...

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ICYMI: Equity Meets Education: Reporter’s notes

Almost exactly a year ago, during a day spent at North Edgecombe High School in Tarboro, one female student did...

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Police shed light on Butler High School shooting

A shooting at Butler High School in Matthews this morning left one student dead and the other charged with first-degree...

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Student shot and killed on Butler High School campus in Matthews

Sixteen-year-old Bobby McKeithen, a tenth-grader at Butler High School in Matthews, North Carolina was killed yesterday in an incident described...

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Home visiting report reveals wide gap in services across North Carolina

Home visiting services across the state are working to help support and uplift parents who are about to have children...

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New Bern families gather to learn about trauma and how to manage it

After Dawn Baldwin Gibson realized her adopted daughter was struggling academically and socially due to trauma she experienced as an...