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Why 2020 Matters for Schools

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How the 2020 Census Affects Children

The 2020 Census count impacts the federal funds that communities receive each year for programs and services that are critical for schools, students, and younger children, such as:

  • Special education, Head Start, after-school programs, and classroom technology.
  • Food assistance, including free and reduced-price school lunches.
  • Maternal and child health programs.



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2020 Resources for Homes and Schools

New Statistics in Schools (SIS) activities and materials for the 2019-2020 school year spotlight the 2020 Census and the importance of making sure everyone is counted, especially children.  They're easy for teachers to use for classroom instruction or distance learning, and for parents and caregivers to use with children in their homes. Download these resources for pre-K through 12th grade today.







2020 Maps

Capture the attention of students with large, colorful maps filled with fun census-based facts about the country and its territories.

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