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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What will a new accountability system look like?

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has been working on a new framework for the state’s schools. The...

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A principal’s first year of leading and serving

On Donnell Cannon’s “walkie-talkie,” which he uses — as does any principal — almost constantly, there’s a sticker that reads...

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State Board of Education meets with attorneys to discuss HB17 constitutionality

Little word on the State Board of Education’s next step in responding to House Bill 17 came from their meeting...

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Amid protests, NC legislature passes bill strengthening state Superintendent power

The North Carolina legislature passed a bill today during their surprise special session that shifts powers from the State Board of Education to the...

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Bills on calendar flexibility and classroom size limits move through House Education Committee

Two education-related bills which the House Committee on K-12 Education gave favorable reports on today would give flexibility to school calendars and attempt to...

 

Edgecome Community College student shares her Hurricane Matthew story

“Edgecombe Community College is so ingrained in the fabric of this community that when an event impacts the county, it...

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Updates from extra Special Session in the Senate

Wednesday, December 14 Updated 7:10 PM: N.C. Senator Bob Rucho, R- Mecklenburg is the sponsor of two bills confirming Wake and...

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General Assembly Special Session Report: Senate

Tuesday, December 13 Updated 4:15 PM: The N.C. Senate adjourned for a brief moment to reschedule until tomorrow. Senator Phil...

 

Where Princeville Elementary stands after Hurricane Matthew

As Princeville Elementary students settle in at the Bridgers building in nearby Tarboro, the building that was filled with storm...

 

Leading through the storm

During John Farrelly’s time as superintendent of Edgecombe County Public Schools (ECPS) — since 2012 — he’s learned to expect...

 

Surviving Hurricane Matthew’s aftermath day by day

Although it’s been over a month since Arlence Little and her family’s home was lost to flooding from Hurricane Matthew,...

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Suicide prevention recommendations pass intentional death prevention committee

Last Wednesday, the Intentional Death Prevention Committee, a committee of the Child Fatality Task Force, approved several suicide prevention recommendations...