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Students entering City on a Hill at Circuit Street campus. The school has one of the highest suspension rates in Boston.

Students entering City on a Hill at Circuit Street campus. The school has one of the highest suspension rates in Boston.

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Report details racially disparate suspension rates in Massachusetts

Lost instructional time is achievement barrier; charters, alternative schools top suspenders

With black students in Massachusetts on average losing three times as many days of instruction than white peers for suspensions for minor offenses, researchers call for accountability reporting on lost class time.