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Iowa City School District approves student day off for Lunar New Year to be ‘respectful of different cultures’

Iowa City School Distract Approves Lunar New Year Holiday

Iowa City’s Community School District Board of Education has officially added Lunar New Year to its academic calendar as a day off for students and families who celebrate the important Asian holiday.

“Respectful of different cultures”: The decision was approved during a school board meeting on Nov. 23 and is set to begin during the 2022-2023 school year up until the  2024-2025 school year, the Iowa City Press-Citizen reported.

Poll: Nearly half of Republicans oppose teaching the ‘history of racism’ in schools

Critical Race Theory Poll

Eight-four percent of Republicans do not support teaching “critical race theory” in schools, while just 46% oppose teaching the “history of racism,” according to a new Monmouth University poll.

Background: Former President Donald Trump and other Republican senators have publicly expressed disapproval over efforts to include critical race theory in schools’ curriculums over the last year.