D.C. Public Schools provide musical instruments free to their students, unlike in surrounding jurisdictions such as Fairfax County, Va., and Montgomery County, Md. There, students have to rent or buy their own.
DCPS also has one of the rare in-house repair shops for musical instruments. The Music Repair Shop is tucked away in a DCPS warehouse in Northeast D.C.
Virginia's attorney general Ken Cuccinelli will face former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe in November to become Virginia's 72nd governor.