Students at Al-Hamra Academy in Shrewsbury took a moment from their regular class time for prayer.

Going mainstream

Islamic school becomes first to gain accreditation

By Lisa Kocian
Globe Staff / October 18, 2007

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It's located on 2.8 leafy acres in Shrewsbury, complete with a basketball court, small playground, and the traditional classes that can be found in any public school. But Al-Hamra Academy in Shrewsbury, a private school housed in a simple two-story brick building under an American flag, also teaches Arabic, Islamic studies, and the Koran. There are prayers during the school ... (Full article: 740 words)

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