Students in Maryland school system to be off on Muslim holiday — and Lunar New Year

Elected officials in the Maryland suburbs near Washington adopted an academic calendar for next school year that gives students a day off on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, a move that followed the resolution of a possible conflict with Advanced Placement testing. The calendar for 2020-2021 in Montgomery County, passed Tuesday by the county school board, designates May 13 as a teacher professional day so that students can be out of classes for the Islamic holy day. (Wash. Post)


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