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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, October 29, 2009
Media Advisory — Census Bureau to Launch 2010 Census in Schools Program Nationwide
Commerce Secretary Locke and Census Bureau Director Groves Visit Baltimore High School
Department of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert M. Groves will visit a Baltimore High School to launch the 2010 "Census in Schools" program and discuss educational activities that examine the importance of the 2010 Census.
The program, "2010 Census: It's About Us," gives schools a wide range of free, optional, standards-based lesson plans on subjects related to the census, ranging from math to social studies. The program is designed for students in kindergarten through 12th grade and will reach all 118,000 schools and 56 million students nationwide.
Monday, Nov. 2, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EST)
Gary Locke, Secretary of Commerce
Robert Groves, director, U.S. Census Bureau
Anthony G. Brown, Maryland lieutenant governor
John Smeallie, deputy state superintendent for administration, Maryland State Department of Education
Digital Harbor High School
1100 Covington Street
Baltimore, MD 21230-4124
Please RSVP by 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30 to the Public Information Office at 301-763-3466.