2020 Census Update: Your Students Count
November 5, 2019 | For Educators
As you probably know, the 2020 Census is coming up soon. This decennial (there’s a vocabulary word for your word wall!) count impacts federal funds that communities receive for programs and services that are critical for schools, students, and younger children including special education, after-school programs, food assistance, and more. Therefore, it is crucial that EVERYONE is counted, especially children in underrepresented communities.
In order to help spread the word, we are proud to partner with the U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools (SIS) program, which uses data from the Census Bureau to provide standards-aligned classroom activities and resources. Whether you teach math, history, or geography, we encourage you to check out these 2020 Census K-12 Activities.
In addition, we’ve also added a selection of census-related activities to PowerMyLearning Connect that you can use with your students. Simply type “census” into the Search box and start exploring!