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School Halloween celebrations continue raising spectre of academic value

October 24, 2019

On Oct. 31, elementary students in Illinois’ North Shore School District 112 will don costumes for Halloween parades at their schools after lunch, celebrating the holiday with classmates and family members who come for a visit.

Their peers in nearby Evanston/Skokie School District 65 will do no such thing.

Earlier this year — in a move that sparked local controversy and national headlines — the district announced it was banning costumes and other celebrations of Halloween during school hours.

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