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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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...


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...


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,...


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...


NCSSM online: Passionate about community, reaching for more

For Alex Adler, a junior at The Oakwood School in Greenville and an online student at the North Carolina School of...


Senate budget shifts education spending

The Senate’s version of the budget dropped Tuesday night, allocating more than $9 billion for K-12 education over the next two years — more...


NCSSM online: One student’s balancing act

At MOD Pizza in Fayetteville, the cashier asks a question Konstance Woods hears often: “Are you from Lumberton?” Woods and her...


Charter school advisory board wrap-up

The Charter School Advisory Board (CSAB) met Monday in their second-to-last convening of the year-long cycle. The board heard from...


NCSSM enrolls students throughout state in online program

There is a map of North Carolina on Kendall Hageman’s office door. Counties are colored in to note where she...


STEM leaders recognized at annual SMT Awards

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


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...


EdExplainer: Crossover chaos

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