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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to close schools for Muslim holidays

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says he wants to accommodate the 10 percent of students in the city's public classrooms who are Muslim by closing schools for their religious holidays. The city's public schools already close for the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah, and other breaks are timed to allow for observance of Christmas, Passover and Easter. “It is complicated in terms of logistics and...

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