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Lee Elementary Still Lee Elementary
Campus renaming debate still rumbles on the AISD board
"...Time to update your address book: Robert E. Lee Elementary is now Russell Lee Elementary, ending the campus'..."

May 26, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Lee Elementary No Longer Lee Elementary
Renaming process has begun
"...night to take public suggestions to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary in Hyde Park. The window for suggestions for..."

April 1, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Renaming for Lee Elementary Begins
Starting March 29, community members can submit nominations
" board voted to begin the process to rename Lee Elementary, which is currently named in honor of Confederate..."

March 28, 2016 News Post by Amy Kamp

Lee Renaming Brings Out Butter-Knife-Sharp Wit
Don’t ask a question you don’t want to know the answer to
"...may be regretting soliciting proposals to rename Robert E. Lee Ele­men­tary, after the most nominated name turned out to..."

April 29, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Anger at Pease Elementary as AISD Revokes Transfers
Transfer requests were for schools that had already reached maximum enrollment capacity
"...Parents at soon-to-be-closed Pease Elementary are again frustrated at Austin ISD leaders after the..."

March 6, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Honor Russell Lee
"...of many in our community who is urging R.E. Lee Elementary's mandated name change ["Lee Elementary No Longer Lee..."

April 9, 2016 Postmarks

Elementary School Limbo Continues
Decisive vote on whether to close two AISD elementary schools comes down to indecisive 4-4 tie at Monday's board of trustees meeting
"...the decisive vote on whether to close two AISD elementary schools came down to a profoundly indecisive 4-4 tie..."

March 31, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

‘We Got This!’
Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole aims to drop the ‘Pro Tem’
"...shady front lawn of Hugh and Sandi Bender, opposite Lee Elementary School, Council incumbent Cole officially announced that she..."

May 31, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Will AISD Magnetize Eastside Sixth-Graders?
Kealing Junior High may add a sixth grade -- at the expense of its three Eastside elementary feeder schools.
"...its Young Scientists Program. The program, housed in seven elementary schools (but not at any Kealing feeders), introduces students..."

Nov. 8, 2002 News Feature by Michael May

AISD's Haves and Have Nots
"...Blackshear Elementary..."

March 22, 2002 News Feature

Election Workers Needed, Many Polls Combined
Don't forget to vote May 12.
"...OF EXISTING POLLING LOCATIONS: 113 Combined @ 112 Dessau Elementary School 145 Combined @ 146 Lee Elementary School 147..."

May 10, 2007 News Post by Lee Nichols

AISD Struggling With Capacity
Redrawing all school boundaries inevitable, but not imminent
"...transfers and continued the process of opening their next elementary. However, these are Band Aids compared to the major..."

Dec. 20, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

'A Mayor Who Listens'
Sheryl Cole talks about her skills, her record, and what she learned on her 'house party tour'
"...Q&A two days after her rousing kickoff across from Lee Elementary, where the mayor pro tem cut her teeth..."

June 20, 2014 News Feature by Amy Smith

AISD to Consider Ridding School Names of Confederate Legacy
AISD Board in the process of crafting a mechanism that allows for renaming schools upon public request
"...four AISD campuses named after Confed­er­ate figures (Robert E. Lee Elementary, Sidney Lanier High, John H. Reagan High, and..."

Nov. 20, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Critics: Kids
"...Best Elementary School for the Classics: Robert E. Lee Elementary (1994)..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Best of Austin Feature

AISD Targets Confederate Names
Superintendent Paul Cruz wants new names in place by March
"...a middle school, three high schools, and a former elementary – and said he'd like to see them renamed..."

Nov. 17, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: What History Teaches
Charlottesville resistance an inspiration here and everywhere
"...fate of one such monument, dedicated to Robert E. Lee, that was the excuse for the Nazis – shouting..."

Aug. 18, 2017 News Column by Michael King

All Over Creation: The Persistence of Penguins
And Then Came Tango stirs up a fuss, but its birds fly after all
"...had its tour of 10 Austin Independent School District elementary schools scotched after the first performance ignited concerns that..."

Nov. 30, 2012 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Public Notice
Check out these cool opportunities to help others and beat the summer heat in this week's "Public Notice."
" the door will benefit our local public school Lee Elementary and will get you plenty of food, a..."

Aug. 25, 2000 Column by Kate X Messer

AISD Announces Transfer Freezes
Number of schools stays the same, but names change.
"...informed the board of trustees that 33 primary and elementary schools will be undergoing full or partial transfer freezes...."

Jan. 15, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

A Guide to Confederate Monuments in Austin
Where to find them, for as long as they're still standing
"...Robert E. Lee. Confederate general during the Civil War. Robert E. Lee..."

Aug. 18, 2017 News Feature

"...Lee Elementary will still be Lee Elemen­tary, just a different..."

May 27, 2016 News Feature

Finally ... Cole Declares for Mayor
Local leaders help kickoff campaign
"...of Hugh and Sandi Bender, across the street from Lee Elementary School, Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole officially announced..."

June 6, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

"...DWI. Hernandez failed a field sobriety test after falling asleep while in line at the In-N-Out Burger drive-through in..."

July 8, 2016 News Feature

News Roundup: Smoke and Fire
Arsonists, burn bans, and heated arguments
"...of its campuses should be renamed. The list includes: Lee Elementary (named after Robert E. Lee); Lanier High School..."

Aug. 17, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

From Second Street to Carruth
AISD and city relations improving with concrete results
"...launch, mayoral hopeful Brigid Shea lit into incumbent Mayor Lee Leffingwell for not doing enough to protect Austin ISD's..."

Feb. 9, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
AISD Task Force Trauma
"...have complained that AISD administrators are intent on eliminating elementary sixth grades, regardless of the task force findings. "If..."

Dec. 27, 2002 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
News in brief from Austin to the world

Sept. 27, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

"...AISD can change the name of Robert E. Lee Elementary. On Nov. 23, the board of trustees amended..."

Nov. 27, 2015 News Feature

Election Notes: Down to Deadline
Filing time is upon us now
"...and central Austin schools," having been a student at Lee Elementary and Kealing. Before earning her master's at Oxford,..."

Aug. 17, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

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