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In the 10 years since 9/11, teachers have taken instruction on Islam's history and impact from brief references in some Western Pennsylvania classrooms to extensive overviews.

"If we want our students to solve future problems, they must have a strong understanding of world religions," said Doug Kirchner, social studies curriculum leader at Upper St. Clair High School.

With the school year set to start in a few weeks, several schools are adding classes or revamping curriculum to give students a more in-depth look at world religions, including Islam.


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