Lunar New Day Off?

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Pupeteers carry two traditional Chinese dragons at the Lunar New Year parade in Chinatown, NY.

Ron Kim, New York State Assembly Member, explains why the Lunar New Year should be a day off for kids in New York City public schools, and how it could be accomplished. Plus WNYC Data News reporter Coulter Jones discusses some of the reporting Schoolbook has done around Lunar New Year school attendance.

Below: Data from 2012 Showing Low Attendance on Lunar New Year