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A bid for equity in school choice plan

An advisory committee, racing to meet a November deadline to recommend a new student-assignment system for Boston, is weighing whether to give low-income students a priority to attend better-performing schools in other neighborhoods, a potentially divisive move that could address inequities but also take away seats from more affluent applicants who live nearby.

The External Advisory Committee , appointed by the mayor, will meet Saturday morning at City Hall to hear a presentation on one potential method for providing more options to students living in neighborhoods that are dominated by low-performing schools and tend to have high poverty rates.

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