Parents argued that the OSSE’s May report falsely accusing dozens of families with children enrolled at Duke Ellington School of the Arts of residency fraud has traumatized students, tied up families in desperate and frustrating attempts to prove their D.C. residency, and hurt private fundraising.
The D.C. attorney general’s office is seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars from Maryland parents who it claims faked District residency to send their children to prestigious D.C. schools without paying tuition.
A report by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education has revealed that 65 percent of the 219 Duke Ellington School of the Arts students investigated are residents of the District, clearing them of all accusations of fraud.
A D.C. judge said the District has failed — for the second time — to produce sufficient proof that at least 164 students at Duke Ellington School of the Arts should be paying out-of-District tuition.
More than 100 students at D.C.‘s Duke Ellington School of the Arts accused of improperly attending the school have been granted a temporary reprieve, after a judge faulted the city for its handling of an investigation into student residency.
Dozens of parents of students deemed to be improperly attending the Duke Ellington School of the Arts are suing D.C. education officials over the handling of a report that found “significant” residency fraud at the prestigious performing arts high school.
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