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Alexandria turns kids away from neighborhood schools as enrollment spikes

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Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School was built 11 years ago to fit 500 students. On Wednesday, Tucker, which operates on a modified calendar, will begin the new school year with 774 students. "And I'm turning away another 100," says Morton Sherman, superintendent of Alexandria City Public Schools. Following a decade of stable enrollment, the small Virginia school district has been battling such...

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