Mayor Bill de Blasio said New York City public schools will recognize two Muslim holidays in the coming year. The act bring to fruition a campaign pledge by de Blasio to diversify the school calendar. De Blasio said in a statement published in the Huffington Post that:
“Hundreds of thousands of Muslim families will no longer have to choose between honoring the most sacred days on their calendar or attending school,” de Blasio said in a statement. “This is a common sense change, and one that recognizes our growing Muslim community and honors its contributions to our City.”
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