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Ripples of worry over Quincy School’s future

Some fear educational opportunities, diversity are at risk

The Josiah Quincy Elementary School in Chinatown draws its diverse student population from nearby neighborhoods, including the Back Bay and South End, but also farther away, from Roxbury and East Boston. Parents prize the school’s outstanding academic programs and test scores, Mandarin instruction for all students, and wealth of extracurricular activities.

Now, some fear the educational opportunities and diversity could be at risk under the school-assignment proposals unveiled recently by the School Department.

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