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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Marion youth sleep outside for a night

When Jerri Young overheard the middle and high school students of her youth group at Marion’s First United Methodist Church...

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Virtual charter school withdrawal rates still high

One of North Carolina’s two virtual charter schools has a withdrawal rate over the state’s mandated limit of 25 percent, according to...

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Rural TFA educators visit Martin Millennium Academy

Teachers from rural communities across the country travelled to Martin Millennium Academy (MMA) Friday to experience the Tarboro school through...

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A look at teachers leaving and entering North Carolina

This week, reports on both the state of the teaching profession and the teacher licensure processing system were released and presented to...

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Live Blog: State Board of Education

The State Board of Education met Wednesday and Thursday. EducationNC live-blogged as the meeting progressed. Updated Thursday, 5:30: The State...

 

Issues: School Performance Grades

Since we entrust the future of North Carolina — the state’s children — into the hands of schools every day,...

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Princeville Elementary kids go back to school

A kindergarten classroom of 20 students has reduced to 18 for teacher Sheila Mayo-Deloatch at Princeville Elementary — which now meets in...

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Inside Eric Jensen’s ‘Teaching with Poverty in Mind’ training

Every morning, Eric Jensen reads a self-written paragraph about his life out loud. He reads that he spends time with...

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House education committee looks at outdated EC funding model

The select committee on education strategy and practices met Tuesday to discuss the needs of public schools and how to...

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Princeville students without homes or a school

“What kind of backyard is this?” asked Ja’Leah Whitehead, a seven-year-old Princeville resident, as she walked down partially flooded streets...

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State superintendent June Atkinson walks to school

June Atkinson, who is running for her fourth term as superintendent of Public Instruction, took an early-morning walk last week with...

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McCrory and Cooper battle over education rankings

Education had its moment in the gubernatorial debate Tuesday night among heated attacks between Governor Pat McCrory and Attorney General...