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May 26, 12:00 AM

District 186 wants to limit ‘Public School Choice’

With four themed magnet schools and one charter school drawing students from across the city regardless of attendance boundaries, School District 186 prides itself on offering “choice” to Springfield families who want to put their children in unique educational settings. [See “Choice schools,” April 7, 2011]. But besides the popular magnet schools Superintendent Dr. Walter Milton is so keen on expanding, District 186 is required by federal law to offer a different kind of school choice, “Public School Choice,” to any student at a high-poverty school that has underperformed for at least two straight years.

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