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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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STEM leaders recognized at annual SMT Awards

    Editor’s Note: Sam Houston is on EducationNC’s board.

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Weekly Wrap: Crossover, class size, and literacy

Watch reporters Alex Granados and Liz Bell chat about what EdNC has been up to this week. Catch up on...

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EdExplainer: Crossover chaos

What is crossover? Crossover is a deadline set by the General Assembly. Any bills that do not have an appropriations...

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House votes to ease charter school expansion, redefine “low-performing”

The House passed measures last night to change how schools are deemed low-performing and to loosen the requirements around charter school...

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Senate committee proposes temporary class size compromise

On Monday night, the Senate education committee offered an amendment to House Bill 13, granting a one-year reprieve for districts...

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House education committee pushes through charter school policy changes

The House K-12 education committee Monday gave favorable reports to several pieces of legislation that would change charter school laws around expansion and...

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UNC Science Expo brings thousands to learn from scientists

What combination of extremophiles and meteorite shields would produce the highest resistance from radiation?  Ana Sofia Uzsoy, a senior at the...

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Math modeling is a team sport for NC students in final round of national Moody challenge

A North Carolina School of Science and Math (NCSSM) team of five students is heading to the final round of a...

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Senate education committee takes on isolated K-12 schools

The Senate education committee discussed legislation that would grant extra classroom teachers to two K-12 schools in Macon County to accommodate...

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Bills would expand educator prep programs, add private lateral entry programs

The Educator Preparation Program Approval Committee met Wednesday to discuss the implications of legislation that would change how teachers enter...

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NC House decides on school calendar flexibility

Two bills for calendar flexibility for local school districts have passed the state House. Both bills passed on second reading last...

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State Board approves reading standards, restart schools, and mental health policy

The State Board of Education met Wednesday and Thursday, first discussing and then reporting out and voting on measures to improve...