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Several school districts across the country will close in observance of Eid, a holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. FatCamera/E+ via Getty Images

Students lead more public schools to close for Islamic holidays

School districts throughout the nation are beginning to heed calls to give students and teachers a day off in observance of the Eid al Fitr, a major Islamic holiday held at the end of Ramadan.
This year saw the launch of the podcast Imagine This, a co-production between ABC KIDS listen and The Conversation, based on our Curious Kids articles. The Conversation/ABC

Something for everyone: the best of Curious Kids in 2018

Whatever your age, whatever your favourite topic – space, animals, nature, physics, how bodies work – we’ve got a Curious Kids article for you.
Working parents have to piece together different childcare arrangements to get through the summer school holidays. from www.shutterstock.com

The double juggle: how working parents manage school holidays and their jobs

We know summer school holidays can be challenging, stressful and expensive for working parents but we still know very little about how families juggle conflicting demands.
Head teachers in the UK argue teachers and children benefit from school holidays as it motivates them to work harder during the term. Shutterstock

Should we shorten the long summer break from school? Maybe not

While cutting the long summer holidays would help working parents, it may not be so great for teachers who need to plan and do professional development, and kids who need a rest.

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