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Across the Country, a Push to Observe Muslim Holidays in School Calendars

posted on March 21, 2023

Alejandra Molina of Religion News Service reports that Muslims across the country are advocating to include Muslim holidays, particularly Eid Al-Fitr, in school calendars as days off. Three school districts currently close schools for the holiday, while others counsel teachers to reduce exams or projects on the holiday instead. Amaarah DeCuir, a professor at American University, said, “It’s important for Muslim students and their families to be part of school districts that see them and their religious identities as part of the religious, pluralistic landscape in our country.”

Read at Religion News Service