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Mommy Minute: Navigating the Magnet-Open Choice Lottery System

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The Sheff vs. O'Neill lawsuit of 1989 created many diverse public education options for local families. Now is the time to investigate opportunities. The Magnet-Open Choice Lottery, operated by the Greater Hartford Regional School Choice Office (RSCO), opens mid-month, giving Hartford-area students potential access to 40 schools. "I really felt for my boys that they needed a more structured intensive preschool program," says Carolyn Venne, a mom of twins in South Windsor, who entered a past lottery, targeting a Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) magnet school in Bloomfield. Education officials admit it's a complicated process. So, they are increasing communication about these no-cost options hoping to address questions and confusion.

Click here for the entire article from The Hartford Courant.

Click here for information about the upcoming RSCO Fair.



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