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 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...


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...


Achievement School District and school building leases bills pass Senate education committee

The Senate education committee discussed and passed two bills Friday morning. One would allow local boards of education to lease...


Campbell Title IX coordinator explains how agencies have broadened law without proper procedure

Kellie Slappey Nothstine, the Title IX coordinator at Campbell University, spoke at the John Locke Foundation Monday, explaining the law...


Teachers and students rally for school funding

Fifty teachers, students and advocates walked about 20 miles in two days, finishing at the doors of the General Assembly...


Income tax rate cap one step closer to the ballot

A bill that would give North Carolina voters the option to change the maximum income tax rate from 10 to...


House education committee divided over raising charter school funding

Tensions ran high Thursday morning as the House Education Committee discussed House Bill 539, which would force traditional public schools...


Three budgets, three sets of priorities

Now that the Governor, House and Senate have all released their spending plans, let’s take a look at how the...


Most teachers satisfied with their schools

Of the North Carolina educators who responded to the 2016 N.C. Teacher Working Conditions Survey, almost 87 percent said their...