ThePrince George's County (Md.) superintendent's $1.68 billion budget proposal would slash about 900 positions from the school system's workforce, close six schools and increase class sizes in first through third grades. School officials say they hope to eliminate the jobs through attrition -- from 600 to 800 teachers leave the system each year -- rather than laying off employees. Plummeting home sales and property values have led local governments across the Washington, D.C., region to hunt for spending cuts. To read The Washington Post article, click here.