Coming back from a relaxing summer, kids will have one day of school, followed by an extended long weekend, according to the Daily News. That's because Rosh Hashanah—the Jewish New Year and first day of the High Holidays—falls on Thursday and Friday this year, with classes scheduled to begin on Wednesday. Why not move the first day back? Teachers need Tuesday to prepare, and Monday is Labor Day. "It just makes no sense," said Nick Comaianni, president of the parents council in southeastern Queens. "For the one day? Just let it go, leave it alone and start it the next week."
Rosh Hashanah Shortens First Week Of School To 1 Day
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"It puts more of a burden on New York — puts more of a burden on 49 other states."
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