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August 12, 2013
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — More than 2,200 Buffalo school students have asked the district to be transferred out of low-performing schools for the coming school year.
The district says it will begin making the new assignments this week. But only 300 to 500 requests will be granted. That's the number of seats that school officials say they'll be able to add to schools in good standing.
The district says it will accommodate more transfer requests over the next few years as it implements a new school choice plan.
The state Education Department in May ordered the western New York district to take corrective action after finding that it wasn't in compliance with laws allowing parents to transfer their children out of failing schools.
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