Contact: Monica L. Davis
Philadelphia Regional Census Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Media Advisory — Census Bureau Launches 2010 Census in Schools Program in Wilmington, Del.
U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert M. Groves, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, Governor Jack Markell and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Anthony W. Miller will launch the 2010 Census in Schools program at Bancroft Elementary School in Wilmington, Del.
The program will be highlighted by visits from Sesame Street characters Walkaround Count von Count (The Count) and Rosita.
Census in Schools 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 be made available to more than 120,000 schools and 56 million students nationwide.
Friday, January 15, 10:30 a.m. (EST)
Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.)
Jack Markell, governor, Delaware
Anthony W. Miller, deputy secretary, Department of Education
Robert M. Groves, director, U.S. Census Bureau
Bancroft Elementary School
700 North Lombard Street
Wilmington, Del. 19801
Speakers will be available for interview following the program. Please RSVP by Thursday, Jan. 14, 5 p.m. (EST)