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Rethinking D.C. School Boundaries

For the first time in more than three decades, the District of Columbia is redrawing its school boundaries and feeder patterns, the geographic lines that determine which schools students attend. It's a process being watched closely by thousands of anxious parents, many of whom select homes based on neighborhood schools. Kojo explores how school maps will be redrawn and how the process will play out before the changes take effect in the 2015-2016 school year.

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Abigail Smith, D.C.'s deputy mayor for education, talks about the district's plan to change school boundaries and feeding patterns, slated to start during the 2015-2016 school year. Smith said, under the plan, students will not be moved from schools they're currently attending. "We expect to have some pretty significant grandfathering provisions," Smith said.

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