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Boston school-choice recommendations delayed

An advisory committee racing to meet a deadline on recommending changes to the way ­Boston assigns students to schools will have until at least January to cast a vote, the mayor’s office ­announced Thursday.

Mayor Thomas M. Menino ­decided that more time was necessary so researchers from MIT and Harvard University can complete what the city calls groundbreaking research intended to predict how parents and students will choose schools under several proposals to change the assignment process.

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