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Midwinter Break

Schoolbook

News of Shortened Vacation Sparks Range of Reactions

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Not everyone was pleased to hear that the public schools' February break would be cut short to make up days lost to Sandy but most people acknowledged the D.O.E. didn't have many other options.

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Why February?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Like many other neighboring districts, New York City public school students and teachers are enjoying a week off for midwinter recess. The break started as an energy-saving measure in the 1970s and later became an annual tradition because of a budget deal between the city and teachers.

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