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School choice plan is selected for Boston

Proposal allows students to stay closer to home

After a year of deliberations, a special committee convened by the mayor proposed a new student-assignment system in Boston Monday evening that would allow more children to attend school in their own neighborhoods while allowing an element of choice.

The recommended system, which would represent the biggest potential change in the process in more than two ­decades, would guarantee that parents registering their children for kindergarten will have at least six schools to choose from, including at least four of medium or high quality.

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