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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Protest filed over state superintendent’s Istation pick

Amplify, the company the state has contracted with to measure literacy in early elementary grades, filed a formal protest against...

K-3 teachers: Share your thoughts on iStation

Superintendent Mark Johnson chose to switch North Carolina’s K-3 literacy assessment vendor from Amplify’s mCLASS to the online platform Istation...

D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy, a lab school in Wilmington, wants families to come to school together

When folks at D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy, then a middle school in New Hanover County, heard about the chance they...

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Early college high schools face grim future under Senate budget plan

If a provision in the Senate budget makes it into the final spending plan for the next two years, North...

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Early college leaders plan for next year at RTI as Senate proposes defunding their schools

When Jackie Harris started her first high school principalship at Granville Early College in Creedmoor, there had been lots of...

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Joint evaluation oversight committee moves forward bill on early learning focus for low-performing districts

As a result of a report released at the end of May studying predominantly disadvantaged districts that are succeeding academically,...

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These Durham students get 10 free books for the summer

When Amy Franks was talking to a group of third graders she had never met before earlier this month, one...

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A Pittsboro pre-K student walks through in-class version of Upstart

“Remember, this is to help you learn how to read,” said an enthusiastic voice from a tablet in the hands...

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NC program evaluation division recommends focus on early childhood learning in low-performing districts

The General Assembly asked its Program Evaluation Division to look at what makes predominantly disadvantaged districts succeed academically. The division...

Early childhood pre-newsletter survey

Hello! My name’s Liz, and I’m a reporter at EdNC.org. Please fill out the short survey below to help me...

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Leandro commission discusses draft recommendations for the first time

The Governor’s Commission on Access to Sound Basic Education, which is attempting to lay out a plan to meet the...

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Charter Schools Advisory Board approves virtual school’s request to change management

The Charter Schools Advisory Board (CSAB) approved a recommendation to the State Board of Education on Monday that would allow...