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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Big changes proposed in 20-year-old Leandro education court case

Marking the 20th anniversary of a lawsuit around equal opportunity in public schools, both sides in the Leandro case (Leandro...

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State Board to appeal ruling transferring power to Superintendent Johnson

Updated 3:45pm The State Board of Education decided this morning to appeal the court’s Friday decision in their case against...

 

A school’s transition to become a state STEM school of distinction

Five years ago, when Weatherstone Elementary became a Wake County STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) school, STEM Coordinator Jen...

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Weekly wrap: Veto override, legislature adjourns, and State Board and Johnson in court

Watch EducationNC reporters Alex Granados and Liz Bell discuss North Carolina education news from the week. Catch up on the...

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Weekly wrap: House and Senate pass budget

Watch EducationNC reporters Alex Granados and Liz Bell talk about this week’s education news in North Carolina. The General Assembly...

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‘Tight timeline’ to return final exam scores burdens some teachers

Some North Carolina teachers had to mark students’ final grades as “incomplete” because they did not receive final exam scores before their grading deadlines. In...

 

Hurricane Matthew recovery funding sources remain in question

More than seven months after Hurricane Matthew devastated individuals across eastern North Carolina, the state is still searching for funding to...

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Bill widening educator preparation options passes Senate finance

The Senate finance committee gave a favorable report to a bill that gives prospective teachers more options for entering the profession....

 

Video: Seven months later, Edgecombe residents cope with Matthew aftermath

More than seven months after Hurricane Matthew, students, parents, and teachers are still facing the trauma caused by the storm. Watch...

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Gov. Cooper denounces House and Senate education spending plans

Gov. Roy Cooper criticized the House and Senate versions of the budget Monday at a press conference, saying neither proposal prioritizes...

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Bill in Senate committee gives more options for teacher career pathway

A bill under consideration by the Senate education committee would widen the possible pathways to becoming a teacher.  Sen. Chad Barefoot,...

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Edgecombe finishes series of input meetings, talks “whole child” approach

Over the past few months, Edgecombe County Public Schools administration has asked the community a question: What do you want for...