A North Carolina school board moved closer to ending its busing plan by passing a measure that would allow children to attend the schools near where they live. The Wake County school board's 5-4 vote approving the resolution is the first step in implementing a plan that would abandon busing for diversity reasons; the alternative would be dividing the school system into community zones that would each house magnet and year-round school options. Supporters say it will give families more stability, but critics say it will lead to segregation in schools.

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