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Ellington Students feature in WJLA “DCPS changes its approach to dual enrollment”

DCPS changes its approach to dual enrollment by Kellye Lynn, ABC7 Monday, April 10th 2017 WASHINGTON (ABC7) — At 17-years-old, Cherisse Hayes is already clear about her career path. “I’ve always wanted to be a journalist. Part of it was…

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Ellington Co-Founder Peggy Cooper Cafritz Inducted Into NYFA Hall of Fame

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) inducted four arts luminaries into its Hall of Fame during its annual benefit on April 4 at 583 Park Avenue. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! The evening’s honorees were Lynn Nottage, award-winning…

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Washington Wizards Kelly Oubre Builds Relationships With Ellington Through Year Long Visits and Scholarships

Arts school is where Wizards’ most colorful character can truly express himself Washington Wizards swingman Kelly Oubre listens intently to a song written by senior Tyrese Rowe, as the student plays it on his phone and sings along, during a visit to…

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Ellington Student and 9 Other DC students surprised with full ride to George Washington University

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) – An Eastern High School senior is one of 10 D.C. students being surprised on Wednesday with a full scholarship to George Washington University. Adonte Yearwood moved to the District from the Virgin Islands two years ago and…

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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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