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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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House education committee looks at outdated EC funding model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...

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Mark Johnson visits Winston-Salem restart school

Mark Johnson, Winston-Salem/Forsyth school board member and Republican candidate for state superintendent, is all about thinking outside the box. In...

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Baylen Linnekin shares limited government approach to food sustainability

The John Locke Foundation’s weekly Shaftesbury presentation welcomed Baylen Linnekin Monday to speak on bringing leaders across the aisle together to work...

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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....