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School choice creates options, but headaches for districts

  • Isabelina Rodriguez, superintendent of schools in Granby in her office Tuesday morning.
  • <br/>Isabelina Rodriguez, superintendent of schools in Granby in her office Tuesday morning.
  • <br/>Isabelina Rodriguez, superintendent of schools in Granby outside of the high school Tuesday morning.
  • Students arrive at trhe new Easthampton High School last May.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • GAZETTE FILE PHOTO<br/>Students arrive at Easthampton High School in May 2013.<br/>
  • Students arrive at Easthampton High School Wednesday morning.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Students arrive at Easthampton High School Wednesday morning.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Students arrive at Easthampton High School Wednesday morning.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Students arrive at Easthampton High School Wednesday morning.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • <br/><br/>KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Kip Fonsh is the new chairman of the Amherst Regional School Committee.
  • Isabelina Rodriguez, superintendent of schools in Granby in her office Tuesday morning.
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How choice and charter tuitions are calculated

Thursday, May 23, 2013

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