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New D.C. School Boundaries Proposed

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Officials in D.C. are preparing to redraw the city's school boundaries, which could affect where thousands of students attend school.

It's been over three decades since the city last changed its school boundaries: the geographic lines that determine which elementary school a student can attend. The city is also looking other ways to change how students are assigned to schools — including potentially expanding lottery based-admissions as well as giving students the right to attend their neighborhood schools.

The proposed new boundaries were released over the weekend by deputy mayor for education Abigail Smith, who is leading a 20-person committee. After meeting several more times with the public this month, the group will present the findings to Mayor Vincent Gray.

Smith tells The Washington Post that the committee is looking at a number of different options and nothing final has been determined. The changes will take effect in the 2015-2016 school year.

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