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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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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...

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Early childhood leaders convene in Greensboro to address access and quality across state and nation

Correction: A previous version of this article stated that the House’s budget proposal does not include funding for additional NC...

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Data cards show child well-being geographic disparities

NC Child’s 2019 data cards provide snapshots on the state of health, education, and community well-being for North Carolina and...

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Virtual early learning program director: ‘We are not here to replace anything’

Waterford Upstart, an online program that delivers academic software to children in 20 states, is in the process of expanding...

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Inside a weekend with the first cohort of new NC Teaching Fellows

For Victoria Fanger, a 22-year-old student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, becoming a special education teacher was...

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North Carolina ranks middle of the road in preschool access, quality compared to other states

The quality of North Carolina’s state-funded preschool, NC Pre-K, ranked in the middle of the pack when compared with other...