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Ellington LMC Students In South Africa

On the second day of The Time of the Writer festival in Durban, participants visited KwaZulu-Natal’s schools and libraries to bring the writing to the people. The KwaMashu library hosted panelists Fred Khumalo, Unathi Magubeni, Nomsa Mdlalose, Usha Roopnarain and…

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Mellow Tones Review – DC Metro Theatre Arts

NSO Pops: An Evening with Ledisi was filled with surprises and special treats beginning with The Mellow Tones, a spirited musical ensemble of 14 talented teens from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, under the musical direction of Mark G….

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Ellington Faculty Named DC “Best Composer” 2016

Mark G. Meadows named “Best Composer” and tied for “Recording of the Year” in Washington City Paper’s The Year in Jazz 2016 RECORDINGS OF THE YEAR (tie): Mark G. Meadows,  To the People Sriram Gopal, The Fourth Stream  Two albums that couldn’t be more different. Pianist/composer…

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#DCEFF25 Youth Film Award Finalists

#DCEFF25 Youth Film Award Finalists Top 10 #envirofilm submissions by young Washingtonians. 3 Ellington students are amongst the top 10 finalists in the Environmental Film Festival Youth Competition. Congratulations on your achievement and for your hard work. http://dceff.org/category/dceff25-youth-film-award-finalists/ CITY’S END…

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Ellington Students are DC Metro Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Recipients

Congratulations 2017 DC Metro Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Recipients!To recognize their outstanding work, recipients of this year’s Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention Awards are invited, along with their guests, teachers, and our esteemed jurors, to the DC…

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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

Meet Chancellor Antwan Wilson — February 1, 2017 Dear Friends, Today marks my first day as Chancellor of DC Public Schools (DCPS), and I’m excited and honored to be here! Growing up, I had a lot of first days –…

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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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