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St. Paul schools look to test scores -- rather than race -- in new diversity plan

A new proposal in the St. Paul School District tries to rebalance schools by focusing on grades, family income and language, rather than race. The system would reserve seats in better-off schools for students who are drifting behind their peers. Leaders say the plan would greatly simplify a system that right now baffles parents, but they also acknowledge it would have limited reach.
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A new proposal in the St. Paul School District tries to rebalance schools by focusing on grades, family income and language, rather than race. The system would reserve seats in better-off schools for students who are drifting behind their peers. Leaders say the plan would greatly simplify a system that right now baffles parents, but they also acknowledge it would have limited reach.

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