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Boston’s plans would let more attend school close to home

Boston school officials will unveil three revised student-assignment proposals Tuesday that would allow more children to attend schools closer to their homes, as an advisory committee prepares to make a final recommendation in the coming weeks.

The proposals would scrap Boston’s system of assigning students to schools, which was implemented more than two decades ago to comply with court-ordered desegregation and carves the city into three geographic assignment zones that each offer families about two dozen school choices.

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