Lawmakers back Lunar New Year school closures for New York City
Several state and local legislators are backing a proposal to recognize the Chinese Lunar New Year as a school holiday in New York City.
Sen. Daniel Squadron and Assemblyman Ron Kim are sponsoring the bill, along with more than 20 co-sponsors. They say that one in every six of the city's public school students are Asian-American and celebrate the holiday.
In previous years, students...