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Brookline Votes To Change Name Of Devotion School

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Brookline Town Meeting voted Tuesday to rename the Edward S. Devotion School, which was named after a resident who owned a slave in the 18th century.

The name will be changed before students return in the fall, and the school will go by the name the Coolidge Corner School until a new name is chosen.

The decision to bring the issue to a vote was controversial in Brookline and among "Devo" alumni.

President John F. Kennedy attended the school as a child.



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