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Ellington Celebrates Christmas At The White House

Once again, Ellington Visual Arts students were given the incredible opportunity of illustrating the White House Holiday Tour Book and attending the official White House Holiday party hosted by the President and First Lady. This marks the 6th consecutive year that the Duke Ellington School of…

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DCPS Today: A Letter from Interim Chancellor John Davis

November 23, 2016 As we approach the Thanksgiving Day holiday, DC Public Schools would like you thank you – our families, our community advocates, our stakeholders. Your support is critical to our collective success. The current national news has raised…

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New Chancellor of DCPS

December 8, 2016 Letter from the Mayor Dear Washingtonians, Over the past two years, my administration has worked to expand learning opportunities for students throughout Washington, DC. Since coming into office, we launched an extended school year at 11 public…

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Ellington Students Practice Right to Protest

Hundreds Of High Schoolers Walk Out Of Class To Protest Trump’s Presidency About 42% of American adults did not vote in the 2016 general election. While that’s a huge chunk of people not exercising their right to vote, there’s an even bigger population…

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Sophisticated Ladies Vocalists on Australian Morning News Show

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Ellington Study Abroad Students Participate in Photography Contest

“As a journalist, I get curious about a topic and think there’s something there that needs to be known, needs to be shared,” photojournalist Tomas van Houtryve said to students, parents and staff from DC Public Schools on Monday, October 3, 2016….

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Ellington Faculty Vera Katz on “The Scholars” with E. Ethelbert Miller

“The Scholars” is a television interview series that explores contemporary scholarship. Vera Katz is Professor Emerita from Howard University in the Department of Theatre Arts where she taught both acting and directing for 32 years. For the past 16 years…

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Alumni Duane Richards II on Playing Willie and Simon in ‘Blackberry Daze’ at MetroStage

You attended Duke Ellington School of the Arts. How has your training there helped you to prepare for your roles here and elsewhere where you have appeared on the stage? I will never be able to say enough about Duke….

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Ellington Performance at ‘We Are America': Obama Opens National Museum of African American History and Culture

Bells rang out throughout Washington, D.C. Saturday as the Smithsonian’s highly anticipated National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., opened after more than 100 years in the making. Centuries of struggles and strife, decades of planning…

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Ellington Student Panelist at Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 46th Annual Legislative Conference

Getting More Blacks Interested in STEM by: Chelsea Burwell Special to the AFRO — September 15, 2016  Nationally, only 16 percent of high school seniors show proficiency in math and express interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers,…

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