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Together until they are ready

Should parents tell schools when to separate twins?

A bill in the Legislature would give parents the power to decide whether twins should be assigned to the same classroom. These twins have had varying school experiences. From left (front) are Declan and Anna Flannagan, 6; Elysia and Stephen Hentschel, 11; (middle)Kevin and Jonathan Baker, 4; Hayden and Anissa Knight, 5; and Hayden and Corin Canada-Hunt, 4; (top) Jacob and Nicholas DellaCroce, 5. A bill in the Legislature would give parents the power to decide whether twins should be assigned to the same classroom. These twins have had varying school experiences. From left (front) are Declan and Anna Flannagan, 6; Elysia and Stephen Hentschel, 11; (middle)Kevin and Jonathan Baker, 4; Hayden and Anissa Knight, 5; and Hayden and Corin Canada-Hunt, 4; (top) Jacob and Nicholas DellaCroce, 5. (David Kamerman/Globe Staff)
By James Vaznis
Globe Staff / July 26, 2008

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Twins inhabit the womb together, learn to crawl, talk, and walk together and, increasingly, parents have been demanding they stay together in the classroom, too - clashing with decades-old practices in school districts across the state where twins are routinely separated, even over parents' objections. (Full article: 989 words)

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