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Boston scrambles to accommodate an influx of kindergartners

More than 300 kindergartners in Boston do not know which school they will attend this fall as the city’s school system confronts rising demand in some neighborhoods and a shortage of seats.

The predicament, just weeks before classes begin, prompted the Boston School Department this month to add two kindergarten classrooms in East ­Boston and one each in Dorchester and the South End, as well as to hire several teachers at the last minute.

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