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The education of Dave Chappelle: How a Duke Ellington School of the Arts prepared him for stardom

Comedian Dave Chappelle’s mention of the D.C. Public Schools during the 2017 Emmy Awards in September was the sort of absurd eruption that live television and the Internet love. As he and Melissa McCarthy strayed off script before presenting an award…

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Duke Ellington School of the Arts Reopens with Dual-Leadership Model

Duke Ellington School of the Arts Reopens with Dual-Leadership Model Washington, D.C.: The Duke Ellington School for the Arts Project Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has selected new leadership for the 2017-2018 school year.   Tia…

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Alumnus Dave Chappelle gives Emmy to students of Duke Ellington School of the Arts

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) – Comedian Dave Chappelle, a DC native, was at his alma mater Friday to receive an award when he awarded the school with his Emmy.  “Just so you know even though the odds are wildly against it, this…

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Mayor Bowser Cuts Ribbon on Modernized Duke Ellington School of the Arts

Having trouble viewing the video? Click here. Saturday, August 19, 2017 Today, Mayor Bowser cut the ribbon on the fully modernized Duke Ellington School of the Arts, located at 3500 R Street, NW. The Mayor was joined at the ribbon…

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Ellington Students Participate in DCPS Summer Study Abroad

D.C. Public School students reportedly visited Bao Bao the panda on a study abroad trip in China. The students fed Bao Bao bamboo at her new home in the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda, according to…

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