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Town faces investigation over school redistricting

The US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating allegations that the Winchester school system’s plan to assign hundreds of its youngest students to new elementary schools beginning in September discriminates against some of the children on the basis of race, national origin, and limited English proficiency.

   Jim Bradshaw, a spokesman for the US Department of Education, confirmed the probe was opened on Feb. 15 and said, “The complaint is currently under investigation.”

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