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City Council Education Chair Robert Jackson (Photo/CBS 2)

Muslim City Councilman Pleased As Candidates Back School Holidays

With both mayoral candidates supporting the addition of two Muslim holidays to the New York City public school calendar, one city councilman may finally get his wish.

10/20/2013

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Some New Yorkers Say School Holiday Proposals Are Going Too Far

Some New Yorkers on Saturday were questioning the idea of adding days off from school for holidays representing multiple religious faiths.

10/19/2013

Muslims praying

Muslim Leader Asks Teaneck, N.J. District To Close School On 2 Muslim Holidays

With north Jersey’s Muslim community growing in recent years, and Teaneck having two mosques, there is a call for the town’s schools to observe Muslim holy days, and close.

03/23/2012