Officials in North Carolina's Wake County are considering new ideas for addressing a controversial change in the way students are assigned to schools. Among them is a "controlled choice" model that would create attendance zones mirroring the diverse makeup of the district, and each would include a variety of school sites for students and parents to choose from. A lottery system would decide placement for magnet schools or when schools became full. Officials, community leaders and parents have been at odds over the district's plans to replace a diversity-based busing system with a focus on neighborhood schools.
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