After 25 years, School Committee votes to end school-assignment zones
The School Committee tonight voted to approval an overhaul of student assignment for elementary schools that will give parents a choice of six schools - at least two of which have to have among the highest standardized test scores in the city.
The new system, which will go into effect in the 2014-2015 school year, will end the city's current three-zone system - and walk zones.
Students already in the system will be grandfathered in their current schools.
- Supt. Carol Johnson's letter on student assignment
- Profile of Peng Shi - the MIT grad student who came up with the new system.
- Home-based assignment proposals
- Partial victory for those seeking a fair assignment policy - One parent's reaction.