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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State superintendent candidates debate on school choice, teacher support, and integration

Winston-Salem welcomed state superintendent candidates June Atkinson and Mark Johnson September 29 for a debate on their visions for the...

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Last week in education wrapped up

Education Cabinet The governor’s education cabinet met last Tuesday at the Friday Institute to discuss the state’s work and future...

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Kinston school focuses on agriculture with help from Farm Bureau

Last year, Angela Hathaway’s second-grade class at Contentnea-Savannah K-8 School had vegetable quesadillas, vegetable soup, and salsa at a highly-anticipated class party....

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Forest visits innovative Murphy school

Go as far west as you can while still being in North Carolina. Then make a couple turns and look...

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McCrory touts teacher pay raises and facility improvement on campaign trail

In his speech at a Catawba County event Thursday, Governor Pat McCrory used education changes under his leadership as an...

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Old Town continues to strive towards teaching the whole student

The staff and board of EducationNC visited Old Town Elementary in Winston-Salem Friday. Old Town, which we’ve previously reported on,...

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Lieutenant governor candidates touch on education in Wilson debate

Candidates for lieutenant governor were center stage Tuesday night in Barton College’s Kennedy Family Theatre in Wilson. Lieutenant Governor Dan...

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Bertie documentary sparks discussion among community leaders

Cameras followed 22-year-old Bertie resident Davonte Harrell, also known as Dada, through the intimate moments of his teenage years —...

 

Digital Scholars: The backbone of digiLEARN

In August, former Governor Bev Perdue, Rep. Craig Horn (R-Union), Getting Smart Director Tom Vander Ark, and a handful of...

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Progress of new state testing plan discussed at State Board

The State Board of Education heard from presenters Wednesday on a wide range of policy changes, proposed decisions, and topics...

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House committee discusses students’ college and career readiness

The House Select Committee on Education Strategy and Practices met August 23 to hear from presenters on the state of North Carolina education...

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Getting past campaign ads: Lenses for thinking about the races and faces that matter most

For a quick preview of each candidate and how each office fits into our world of education, go here. The Candidates Governor’s...