The Spectator

New York City Makes Lunar New Year a School Holiday

Teresa Hsu, Author

February 17, 2016

This year, for the first time ever, New York City’s public schools gave students a day off for Lunar New Year. This is a landmark achievement for Asians in New York City, where in previous years students had to choose between attending school and celebrating a holiday important to their identities. In 2013, one Lower Manhattan elementary school reported...

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