May 5, 2021 By Ryan Songalia
New York City has unveiled the public school calendar for 2021-2022 and it includes a new holiday and a change to Columbus Day.
The Department of Education in making the announcement also said that there would be no snow days in the upcoming school year, noting that students will be switched to remote learning in days of poor weather.
The holiday of Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S., has been added to the calendar. Meanwhile Columbus Day has been replaced with Italian Heritage Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day.