U.S. Education Secretary visits Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy

Coretta Scott King Academy students greet U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan (left), Superintendent Dr. Beverly L. Hall (left center) and Principal Melody Morgan (center). (Photo by Scott King)

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy (CSKYWLA) today, where he observed classes and hosted a roundtable discussion with educators, students and community members. Atlanta Board of Education Chair LaChandra Butler Burks and APS Superintendent Dr. Beverly L. Hall participated in the roundtable discussion. Burks initiated a brief discussion on how the federal government could better support local school boards in governing school districts. Much of the discussion centered on single-gender schools and how they provide a unique educational experience. CSKYWLA is an all-girls school currently serving students in grades 6-8. Several students and Principal Melody Morgan contributed to the discussion.

Duncan said he was impressed with the new school and campus, which opened for the first time last month. Earlier, Duncan addressed the 62nd annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education at the Hilton Atlanta Hotel.

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