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Listen In, Lubbock: Closing Lubbock's Oldest Elementary School

Dupre Signs
Kaysie Ellingson/Texas Tech Public Media
A sign on a fence near Dupre Elementary shows community support for the school that may soon close.

Lubbock Independent School District will close the city’s oldest elementary school—Dupre Elementary—at the end of the school year. The decision has sparked a heated fight to save the school from a similar fate that other school have met. Why has the city’s largest school district seen so many school closures? And what does that do to a community?


Sarah Self-Walbrick, Senior Reporter, Texas Tech Public Media

Kaysie Ellingson is the former news director for Texas Tech Public Media. She came to Lubbock after living in Anchorage, Alaska, working as a documentary producer for Alaska Public Media. Prior to working in public media, Kaysie earned her master's degree in journalism from the University of Southern California with an emphasis in documentary production.
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