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Texas Officials Change Name of Lee High School to LEE High School

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    DISD Discusses Fate of Schools Named for Confederate Leaders

    Dallas School Board members spent Thursday discussing the issue of renaming schools named after Confederate leaders. 21 schools have some sort of Confederate tie. (Published Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017)

    Officials at a San Antonio school district have voted to rename a high school because of its ties to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, though one trustee says it doesn't change much.

    North East Independent School District trustees voted Monday that Lee High School will be renamed Legacy of Educational Excellence High School. The acronym is "LEE" High School.

    Board President Shannon Grona says the name is a compromise that retains the school's history and lessens the expensive process of renaming and rebranding the school with a completely different name.

    Trustee Edd White says the acronym defeats the renaming purpose and amounts to "trying to put lipstick on a pig."

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    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended the practice of separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying that her department is merely following laws. Speaking at a White House briefing Monday, Nielsen said the issue has been growing for years, the product of loopholes that have created an open border.

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    The recent debate over the school's name was sparked by the violent white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August.