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Iowa City students ask district to note Muslim holidays

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   IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Some Iowa City elementary students are urging the school district to recognize Muslim holidays, and board members say they're willing to consider the request.
   The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports several students proposed the idea at a school board meeting last week. They suggested the district schedule days off for the Muslim holidays of Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha.
   Fifth-grader Reem Kirja says she wants other students to know both holidays are times for families to get together, similar to Thanksgiving and Christmas.
   Board member Ruthina Malone says the board can explore the feasibility of accommodating major holidays celebrated by Jewish and Muslim students.
   The board has time to decide, as neither Eid Al-Fitr nor Eid Al-Adha fall on a school day until the 2020-2021 school year.
 
 

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