Earlier this year, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and members of his staff visited Lee High School to learn more about the campus’ turnaround efforts.
During their stay, they spoke with students, parents and staff members who shared the changes they have seen at the school under the district’s Apollo 20 program. Members of the Department of Education also noticed the changes.
“As I walked through the halls of Lee High with the Secretary during a visit this past February, it was hard to believe that only three years ago, students and parents had voiced serious concerns about the school’s safety and low expectations,” said Deb Delisle, the U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education. “In the same classrooms where fights had once been regular occurrences, teachers and staff were collaborating to help students improve academically, and students were committed to reaching their dreams of college and beyond.”
You can read more about what Delisle has to say about her visit to Lee in a post entitled “Texas Turnaround Becomes a Model for Success” on the U.S. Department of Education’s blog. The video below was produced by the Dept. of Education.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09To5AxEq-M]