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The sign for the Boston Public Schools headquarters in Nubian Square. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The sign for the Boston Public Schools headquarters in Nubian Square. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

For the first time in nearly a quarter of a century, Boston has changed the way it admits students to its prestigious exam schools.

It happened in a unanimous vote on Wednesday night from the Boston School Committee, after a last-minute move by Superintendent Brenda Cassellius.

And this historic vote wasn't without controversy.

We hear the latest from WBUR education reporter Max Larkin. We're also joined by Tanisha Sullivan, the president of the Boston Branch of the N-AA-C-P and the co-chair of the Exam School Working Group.

This segment aired on July 15, 2021.

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