Bridgeport, Hartford, New Britain, New London, and New Haven rank in the top five districts statewide for highest out-of-school suspension rates, a practice that’s not working, according to a report released Thursday by Connecticut Voices for Children, an education research and advocacy group.

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The report, which says out-of-school suspensions are in most cases both ineffective and counterproductive, comes on the heels of a law that passed the state General Assembly last year requiring suspensions to be served in school unless “the pupil being suspended poses such a danger to persons or property or such a disruption of the educational process that the pupil shall be excluded from school during the period of suspension.”

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