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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New NC Teacher of the Year Mariah Morris says equitable STEM education is her priority

The 2019 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year Mariah Morris was named Friday to represent teachers on...

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Governor’s Leandro commission dissects testing and accountability

Student assessment has been the topic of many initiatives and conversations in education policy as of late. There are multiple...

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Strollers descend on Raleigh to push for policies supporting infants and toddlers

Carey Rudell, a mother of three in Cary, spends more than $2,000 a month on child care for her two...

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School supply bill raises concerns of State Board members

After Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson backed a bill Wednesday that would shift money from school districts to give...

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Lawmakers announce legislation to send classroom supply funds directly to teachers

Sen. Andy Wells, R-Catawba, surrounded by fellow Republican Senate and House members and Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson, announced today...

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Personal finance graduation requirement, suicide risk referral protocol moved forward by House education committee

The House education committee Tuesday gave favorable reports to bills that would change high school graduation requirements and assist schools...

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Senate proposes Read to Achieve changes to fix plan’s ineffectiveness

Legislators, State Board of Education members, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), and higher education leaders are backing a proposal...

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Gov. Cooper talks professionalizing teaching

Gov. Roy Cooper encouraged a room of administrators Friday to be bold in their advocacy for public education as he...

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B-3 Interagency Council hones priorities: Transitions, data, NC Pre-K funding

A council tasked with rethinking the education system for children from birth to third grade is boiling down its priorities...

 

Stories from the Education Pipeline: Tyshon Hinton on starting his career without a degree

Tyshon Hinton, now 22 and living in Garner, remembers deciding school was not for him in his early elementary years....

 

Stories from the Education Pipeline: Dean Church talks going back to college over 30 years after high school

After serving in the Army and working over 20 years at a manufacturing company in Lenoir, Dean Church had a...

 

Stories from the Education Pipeline: Kizzie Harrison on balancing education goals with life’s obstacles

Kizzie Harrison, Nash Community College student and mother of two, thought she would get back on track towards earning a...