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Boston’s schools a major issue for mayoral hopefuls

Facilities, programs draw rivals’ focus

Councilor at Large Felix Arroyo wants a longer school day. John Barros, a former School Committee member, has called for a “citywide learning system.” And Councilor at Large John Connolly introduced a “hubs of opportunity” initiative.

In the race to succeed Mayor Thomas M. Menino, proposals to overhaul the Boston public schools abound, making education one of the most talked-about issues thus far.

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