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Bill would allow Christmas celebrations in schools

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana schoolchildren could be learning about Christmas in class next winter if lawmakers approve a bill to allow holiday celebrations in schools.

The bill is set for a vote Wednesday morning in the Senate education and career development committee.

If passed, schools could teach the history of winter celebrations such as Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Children and teachers could exchange a "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Hanukkah" greeting in class, and schools could decorate for the holidays if they don't encourage any particular religion.

Schools could also house Nativity scenes if another religion also is represented or there are secular decorations on display as well.

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