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Raising questions about the Wake County student assignment algorithm

Are there glitches in the selection algorithm for Wake County's new student assignment plan?

As noted in today's article, some parents and school board members say the first-round results may indicate that the software from Michael Alves has produced some errors. But Chief Transformation Officer Judy Peppler said the algorithm is working fine and processing applications correctly.

School board member Christine Kushner said she's heard from enough parents to think there might be a problem with the algorithm, especially in cases where applicants live within the walk zones of two or more schools. In those cases, she said some applicants didn't get placed at all or wound up in a school outside the walk zone.

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