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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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...

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The state races and faces that matter for education

As Trump and Clinton take up airtime and the headspace voters reserve for politics, the races that affect education the...

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Former Rep. Marcus Brandon talks school choice, poverty, and local participation

Former Representative Marcus Brandon, D-Guilford, spoke at the John Locke Foundation’s weekly Shaftesbury Society Presentation Monday. Brandon, who is now the executive...

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Handshakes and hugs to start

Cary Academy — a private school that serves 761 sixth-twelfth graders — is celebrating its 20th anniversary of providing education and of...

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N.C. Chamber hosts education and business leaders to form future partnerships

The North Carolina Chamber hosted a conference on education Thursday to bring together leaders in education and in different businesses...

 

A friend of Anne Frank leaves her mark on PAGE

After a long few days touring college campuses, discussing literature, and spending hours on the bus, some of the PAGE...

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Coming together for solutions to student food insecurity

Celia Zhou, a recent Enloe Magnet High School graduate, realized a couple years ago that she didn’t recognize many of...

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State preschool program maintains quality, suffers funding cuts

North Carolina was chosen as one of four states in a study on early education released last week. The Learning...

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A conversation on measuring teacher quality

Last May, UNC General Administration teamed up with SAS Institute and released a website to present decades of research on...