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  1. Addition of two Muslim holidays to school calendar provides 'teachable moments,' chancellor saysRead the original story w/Photo

    23 min ago | SILive.com

    The addition of two Muslim holidays to the official public school calendar will help thousands of families and provide a learning opportunity for many more students, officials said Wednesday. "This is not just an opportunity for a day off -- because I don't see it like that," Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina said.

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  2. Members of Island's Muslim community 'ecstatic' over inclusion of holidays in school calendarRead the original story w/Photo

    53 min ago | SILive.com

    Every fall, on Eid al-Adha, Candy Aboelnour would keep her son and daughter home from school so they could celebrate the Muslim holiday together as a family. And every year, on the day after, she'd send her children into class with an absentee note, and her children would scramble to make up class lessons and homework assignments they missed.

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  3. NYC Schools to Observe 2 Muslim Holidays as Days OffRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WNYC-AM New York

    Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that the New York City public school system will close on two Muslim holidays beginning with the next school year, fulfilling a long quest by Muslim parents and activitsts. The grassroots effort to add the holidays was launched nine years ago by a custodians' union, Local 32BJ.

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  4. Mayor: NYC public schools to close on 2 Muslim holidaysRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KRNV-TV Reno

    The New York City public school system is set to observe a pair of Muslim holidays for the first time. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that the system will close for Eid al-Adha for the first time next September.

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  5. NYC public schools to give students 2 Muslim holidays offRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | CBC News

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says city public schools will close for two major Muslim holidays. The number of school days is unchanged, at 182.

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    1 hr ago | WMMV-AM Melbourne

    Eid al-Adha will be observed for the first time on Sept. 24. Eid-al-Fitr, which falls over the summer, will be designated a holiday for those attending summer school.

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  7. New York City public schools to have Muslim holidays offRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KSMB-FM Lafayette

    New York City public schools will now observe two Muslim holidays, officials announced Wednesday, making the district -- the nation's biggest -- one of the few to put Islamic holy days on its calendar. Under the change announced by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and city Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina, there will be no class for Eid al-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, starting next September 24. Another Muslim holiday, Eid al-Fitr -- a festival marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan -- will become a holiday for those in summer school starting in 2016.

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  8. New York City public schools to close doors on two Muslim holidaysRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

    A Muslim woman walks with her children at the end of a school day, Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. A Muslim woman walks with her children at the end of a school day, Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

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  9. Muslim holiday firestorm: What's wrong with some more days off from school?Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | SILive.com

    It all started with Mayor Bill de Blasio's announcement that two Muslim holidays would be added to the public school calendar. Schools will close in recognition of Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr, beginning next fall.

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  10. NYC public schools to close for two Muslim holidaysRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Russia Taday

    New York City Public Schools will get two new days off in 2015, as Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city will incorporate the Muslim holidays of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha into its academic calendar. It will be the largest US school district to do so.

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  11. Mayor de Blasio: Muslim Holidays Now Recognized by NYC Public SchoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Mediaite.com

    Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that New York City public schools will now recognize Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr, the two most important Muslim holidays, and that all students will get those days off school. de Blasio made the announcement in a tweet this morning , calling it a decision "that respects the diversity of our city".

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  12. NYC's de Blasio Will Close Schools for Two Muslim HolidaysRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | News Max

    New York will become the largest U.S. school district to close in observance of the Muslim holy days of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. The mayor announced the policy Wednesday at a Brooklyn public school where 36 percent of its students were absent the last time Eid al-Adha occurred on an instructional day.

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  13. NYC schools to close on two Muslim holidaysRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

    Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina announced on Wednesday that the nation's largest school system will close for Eid al-Adha next September. Summer school will also close for Eid-al-Fitr in 2016.

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  14. De Blasio Announces NYC Public Schools To Close for Muslim HolidaysRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Breitbart.com

    New York City Public Schools will soon begin recognizing Muslim holidays, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina announced Wednesday. Beginning in the 2015-2016 school year all public schools will close on September 25 in observance of Eid al-Adha.

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  15. NYC Public Schools Add Two Muslim Holidays to CalendarStudents will...Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | New York Magazine

    Rejoice, New York City public school students: Mayor de Blasio has made good on a campaign promise to incorporate Muslim holidays into the official calendar, giving you two more days off from school each year. Starting in September, public schools in New York will close for Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr, two of Islam's most important holy days.

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  16. Why NYC students will be getting Islamic holidays off this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

    Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that New York City public schools will observe two Islamic holidays, starting this year. Students will be given the day off on two Muslim holy days: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

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  17. New York City Will Close Schools to Observe Two Muslim HolidaysRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Bloomberg

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio took office in January as the first Democrat to run New York's City Hall in 20 years. Photographer: Kena Betancur/Getty Images -- New York will become the largest U.S. school district to close in observance of the Muslim holy days of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

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  18. 2 Islamic Holidays to Close NYC Public Schools Next YearRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Jewish Press

    New York City public schools will close next year for two Muslim holidays - Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. The two Islamic celebrations were officially designated as public school holidays by the New York State Department of Education this week.

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  19. New York Schools Will Observe Islamic HolidaysRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday via Twitter that two Islamic holidays, Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr, will be added to the city's school calendars, fulfilling one of his campaign pledges. Today we'll announce the addition of Eid al-Adha & al-Fitr to @NYCSchools holiday schedule, a change that respects the diversity of our city New York has a large Muslim population, estimated at between 600,000 and 1 million people, and about 10 percent of New York schoolchildren are believed to be from Muslim families.

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  20. De Blasio and Farina Add Two Muslim Holidays to City Schools CalendarRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The New York Observer

    New York City will become the largest school district in the country to give children the day off for two Muslim holidays, Eid al-Firt and Eid al-Adha, next year, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen FariA a announced today. "We made a pledge to families that we would change our school calendar to reflect the strength and diversity of our city.

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