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CB10-CN.80

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301-763-3691

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  THURSDAY, OCT. 14, 2010

Media Advisory — Census Bureau Director Celebrates World Statistics Day with Washington D.C. Students

What:
U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert M. Groves will celebrate the first-ever World Statistics Day, designated by the United Nations General Assembly as Oct. 20, 2010, by speaking to a 12th grade math class at a local Washington, D.C., school.

World Statistics Day will highlight the role of official statistics and the many achievements of national statistical systems. Groves will show students the value of statistics and math through practical examples that make numbers relevant to everyday life.

The Census Bureau is actively involved in schools nationwide through the Census in Schools program. With online lesson plans and teaching guides, the program reaches 118,000 schools and 56 million students. Census data are critical to education programs and determine funding for schools, Title I programs, special education, college grant and loan programs, public transportation, roads and community improvements.

When:
Wednesday, Oct. 20: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. (EDT)
Who:
Robert M. Groves, director, U.S. Census Bureau
Where:
Eastern High School
1700 E Capitol St., N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20003

Please RSVP by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, to the Public Information Office at 301-763-3691 or to <pio.2010@census.gov>.

For some statistics about World Statistics Day, please visit <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/news_conferences/2010-10-20_worldstats.html>

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | PIO@census.gov | Last Revised: September 01, 2014