RALEIGH — Concern about gender equity and not elimination of Wake County’s diversity-based student assignment policy appear to have cost the school district $10.3 million in federal magnet school grant money.

A reviewer who repeatedly questioned whether Wake was doing enough to recognize gender differences, particularly helping minority males, gave a much lower score than two other reviewers.

The reviewer’s low score helped knock Wake out of the running for a hunk of the $100 million in federal magnet money issued last week to 36 recipients, money aimed….

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