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Mayor Menino pushed on school choice for Boston

School board schedules early decision on plan

Nine years ago, a task force recommendation to replace the city’s three student-assignment zones with six appeared doomed from the start. Some task force members strongly opposed the recommendation, and a month later the proposal died before the School Committee.

This time around, however, a proposal that would allow more students to attend schools closer to their homes appears to have more momentum. It received a nearly unanimous endorsement Monday night from an advisory group appointed last year by Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who has vowed to change the system.

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