Why is DC Public Schools trending on Twitter?

Dave Chappelle gave a shout-out in support of D.C. Public Schools while presenting during the Emmy Awards.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - DC Public Schools got a a few shoutouts during the Emmys Sunday night on CBS leading the #DCPublicSchools hashtag to trend on Twitter.

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First, comedian Dave Chappelle gave the city school system a shoutout when reading the prompter at the awards show.

The school district didn't miss a beat on Twitter, tweeting out a "hello" emoji at Chappelle. 

Then HBO's Last Week Tonight host John Oliver asked viewers to make #DCPublicSchools go viral. The school district didn't miss a beat, again. 

It didn't take long for #DCPublicSchools to trend on Twitter. 

And of course, DC Public Schools were super excited and aprreciative. 

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