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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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...

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Lisa Godwin, Onslow kindergarten teacher, named state teacher of the year

Lisa Godwin, a Dixon Elementary School kindergarten teacher from Onslow County, was named the 2017 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina...

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Superintendent Johnson lays out NC Reads literacy plan

Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson announced a literacy initiative called NC Reads Monday that aims to bring resources, people,...

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STEM partnerships form regionally and across the state

Editor’s Note: This article is the third of a three-part EducationNC series on Greene County’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)...

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About the Capitol: NC Free Enterprise Foundation podcast on education

EducationNC reporter Liz Bell talked with North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation’s Joe Stewart on About the Capitol, about the top...

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Superintendent Mark Johnson visits Lumberton elementary school displaced by Matthew

Last October, Loistine DeFreece, Robeson County Public Schools’ board chair, was cooking steaks for her husband’s birthday the day before Hurricane Matthew...

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Early college equips Greene County students with competitive skills

Editor’s Note: This article is the second of a three-part EducationNC series on Greene County’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)...

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House Committee approves changes to school performance grades, calendar changes and workforce requirements

The North Carolina House committee on K-12 education approved pieces of legislation Tuesday that would change how schools are graded, give...

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Greene County teachers build STEM curriculum around students’ interests

Editor’s Note: This article is the first of a three-part EducationNC series on Greene County’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and...

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Leaders struggle between equality and equity in Edgecombe schools

In their continued effort to seek community input, Edgecombe County Public Schools held a forum last week focused on educational...

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Pitt County leader asks how to push students with gifted potential

Three years ago, Tim DeCresie, Pitt County’s director of digital learning, started taking note of a gap in many students...