State education officials have ordered the emergency financial manager for Detroit Public Schools to immediately implement a plan that balances the district's books by closing half its schools. The Detroit News says the financial restructuring plan will increase high school class sizes to 60 students and consolidate operations. Officials say that the plan would wipe out the district's $327 million deficit by 2014.Read more »
FAIRFAX, Va. - A new system that's supposed to reduce paperwork and instantly allow police in Fairfax County to share isn't quite working as it should.
Fairfax County Police officers are writing fewer tickets because the system is cumbersome and time-consuming.
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