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Term 3 Overview

Per DCPS guidelines and approval for reopening from the DC Department of Health and OSSE, Ellington has victoriously been approved to return our Arts departments, except Theatre and Vocal Music. In Instrumental Music, students who play wind instruments also ARE…

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The Spiritual Artwork of Asha Elana Casey

Post-independence Senegalese playwright Abdou Anta Kâ deftly wrote that “one had to find inspiration in myth to write today and tomorrow’s histories. Men have a tendency to change but not the gods–the gods are eternal.” It is within this framework…

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Letter from New DESAP President Jeanette McCune

Feb. 1, 2021 Dear DESA Community, It is my honor to have been elected to serve as President of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Partnership (DESAP) Board effective January 2021.  DESAP, comprised of the John F. Kennedy Center…

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‘JustFlow’ Comedy Telethon: Ellington to host national event

WASHINGTON – Millions of people around the country have suffered devastating consequences due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Not surprisingly, the impact for students and families within the Historically Black Colleges & Universities community has been disproportionately high. Humor Mill TV…

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The ELLINGTON ARTS MUSEUM is here!

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE MUSEUM NOW! New project from DESA opens a door for Arts fans near and far We are pleased to announce an exciting new enterprise that promises to serve Ellington’s international community of Arts students, educators,…

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Farewell from DESAP Board of Directors President Charles Barber, Esq.

Click here for full letter. December 14, 2020 Dear Ellington Community, At the end of this month, I will be stepping down from the Board of Directors of Duke Ellington.I have served on the board since 2004, and have had…

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Ellington Continues to Shine in Latest DC Report

Ellington Continues to Shine in Latest DC Report The Bowser Administration recently released the 2020 DC School Report Card, which includes graduation rates and several other updated measures. Among the nine high schools that posted four-year graduation rates above 90…

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Theatre Department Alums Making Waves

When well-respected magazines publish articles titled “10 Actors to Watch for 2020” or “20 Powerhouse Women Directors Theatre Fans and Industry Pros Alike Need to Know,” it’s no surprise if they mention an Ellington alum or two. Variety counts alum…

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