Try, Try Again on School Assignments

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Boston Globe

Apr 13, 12:00 AM

Another try set on school choice

We need to do a better job of welcoming parents to the system,’’ said Michael Goar, deputy superintendent. The city’s student assignment system has for years created angst among parents, who often find the process cumbersome and mystifying. The city is divided into three sprawling assignment regions, enabling parents to pick from an array of schools for their children. Parents must register their children for school in person at a regional registration site and are required to submit about a half-dozen documents to prove residency.But demand for some schools exceeds capacity, so admission is not guaranteed and is determined by a computerized algorithm, causing months of hand-wringing among parents.

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