New law makes NYC consider Lunar New Year a school holiday

Updated: 2014-12-19 07:55

(China Daily USA)

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New York City must consider making the Chinese Lunar New Year a public school holiday under a new law signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo that the city's Asian residents have sought for years. Cuomo signed the law on Wednesday night.

It requires the city's education department to consider closing individual public schools or district-wide if "a religious or cultural day of observance" may bring "a considerable proportion" of students being absent. [Full story]