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The Rundown: Weird weather, cutting CPS holidays and Music Thursdays

Daffodils bloom on the first day of spring in Chicago (Flickr/artistmac)

Everyone deserves a vacation now and again, so today on Eight Forty-Eight, Richard Steele fills in for Tony Sarabia.

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CPS axes holidays: CPS recently proposed a new calendar for the next school year. It gives students 10 additional school days, but also drops two holidays that have cultural and historical importance: Columbus Day and Pulaski Day. Gary Kenzer, executive director of the Polish American Association, tells Eight Forty-Eight he opposes the change, even though schools would be encouraged to teach students about the importance of the holidays’ namesakes. Leslie Fields, Chicago Public Schools director of policy, defends the move.

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Crazy weather: ABC News meteorologist Ginger Zee explains Chicago’s unusually high, record-breaking temps and what’s behind spring’s windy weather.

Music Thursdays: Afternoon Shift director Jason Marck and WBEZ’s Richard Steele “shoot the breeze” and spin their favorite wind-inspired tunes.

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