The Duke Ellington School fo the Arts is currently operated as a joint partnership between D.C. Public Schools, the Kennedy Center, and George Washington University.

Discover the
stories in your

People's District

Public Transportation

Danny on Danny Harris

Danny Harris interviews Danny Harris.

Herman on Being a Minority in Reverse

I look back on my life and realize that my upbringing is a little different than most. We were the only white famil...

Graylin on Doing Something

Eventually Mrs. Jones stepped down, and was looking for nominations for a new president. I just kept my head down a...

Dinah on Settling Herself Down

I never rode school buses as a kid, only public buses, so this was all new to me when I started.

Joe on Being an Asset to Society

My story may be a little rough to some people, but I hope that they can still hear my message: there is hope. Becau...

Andrew on Being a Bus Operator

I like the sun in my face, that's why I am a bus operator. I don't know how them people operate the Metro and spend...

Carol on Showing the Beauty of D.C.

I would like to get a hold of the people passing laws and just shake 'em. Some of those people have no knowledge of...

Ella on Seeing History Through Her House

I will never understand why in this city, the federal city and the greatest and most powerful city in the world, I ...

Melissa on Bus Drivers

The friendliness of bus drivers here is something that many of us don't acknowledge.

David and John on Coming into the City

I am definitely going to raise my kids in the suburbs. It is really safe there and nothing bad can pretty much happ...

Marvin on Appreciating the Tourists

People knock the tourists, but I don't see things like that. I mean, I have a job because of them, and I like that ...

Cedric on His Way of Running

Why not start running backwards?

Skip on a Different City

I have known people who only know how to get from their suburban home to their office downtown and don't know how t...

Assistant Secretary Dan Tangherlini on Focusing on Outcomes

There is no way I could remove myself from D.C. life, short of moving to Alaska

Christylez on Rising Through Education

So, when you bring all these poor people together, you end up creating ghettos just like the ghettos in Nazi German...