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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Cooper introduces teacher salary schedule at middle school educator conference

Governor Roy Cooper released his teacher salary schedule Tuesday, outlining the details of his plan to raise teacher pay by five...

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African-American Democratic legislators back school choice

Several African-American Democratic lawmakers announced their support for school choice Tuesday.  Although alternatives to traditional public schools have historically been promoted...

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Elizabeth City early college hopes to reach untouched population

In North Carolina, early colleges are part of an initiative out of the Department of Public Instruction called Cooperative and...

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Dan Forest continues push for digital learning at Oakview Elementary

Continuing his advocacy for digital learning and connectivity in schools, Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest visited Oakview Elementary Thursday in Apex...

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Gov. Cooper talks teacher pay in Pitt County high school

Governor Roy Cooper spoke of his plan to raise teacher salaries Wednesday at South Central High School in Winterville.  “We’re here...

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In education, a question of authority

Lawmakers at a joint appropriations education committee meeting Tuesday asked many questions of state education leaders but hinted at a bigger question:...

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Golden LEAF updates Elizabeth City and cities statewide on disaster relief

After the General Assembly allocated about $200 million in December to address Hurricane Matthew and wildfire damage and recovery, the legislature asked...

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Edgecombe County starts to think beyond school walls

Back in December, Edgecombe County Public Schools Superintendent John Farrelly told EducationNC he was planning something unique for his district — a visioning...

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Despite report findings, advocates and lawmakers clamor for calendar flexibility

For years, education advocacy groups and legislators have tried to change North Carolina’s uniquely strict law that mandates when school districts begin and...

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Teacher leadership roles come to Edgecombe County

When teachers get really good, they often stop teaching.  After years in the classroom, the desire to move onto something with higher...

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House committee moves forward bill loosening class size restrictions

The House K-12 education committee gave an unanimously favorable report Tuesday to a bill that gives flexibility to local school districts...

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D.C. education advocates weigh in on education reform

On Tuesday, Best NC — a business-oriented education advocacy organization — hosted nationally-known education advocates Michelle Rhee and George Parker for a conversation...