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Boston’s school assignment maze

The lottery assigning Boston kindergartners to classrooms is designed to be fair, but with too few good schools to choose from, too many opt to leave.

To look deeply into a process that has such a grip on Boston life, the Globe is following 13 families from across a spectrum of neighborhoods and backgrounds as they make their first important decisions about their children’s educations.

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