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We won’t have the schools our kids deserve until we build school communities that serve them well. I’m committing tonight that one year from now Boston will have adopted a radically different student assignment plan — one that puts a priority on children attending schools closer to their homes.   –Mayor Thomas M. Menino, January 17, 2012

At the State of the City address in 2012, Mayor Menino launched this effort to improve school choice and student assignment.  We encourage you to learn more about this effort:

Here’s a clip of the Mayor Menino’s announcement at the State of the City: