We are a homeschooling family of four kids ranging from 12 to 4. My wife and I also work full time jobs in order to support our family, so we understand the importance of our kids receiving a great education to help equip them for the future.
We also recognize the importance of the Census and how it even affects children like ours.
For instance, 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.
Statistics in Schools (SIS) Program
Do you know about the U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools (SIS) program, which uses census data to create free learning resources that invite students to use data in interactive ways?
These activities and materials boost students’ statistical literacy, better prepare them for a data-driven world, and enhance their learning in many subjects (Be sure to watch the short video above!). Check out the resources for grades:
I encourage you to learn more about this program; please be sure to check out the links below!
The 2020 Census is happening now, and getting a complete and accurate count requires everyone’s help. Children are historically undercounted in the census, which affects funding for schools, hospitals, and education programs.
Now is the time for students across the country to learn about the importance of this once-a-decade count and have fun using data that relates to their everyday life. Statistics in Schools offers activities for students across all grade levels and subject areas, and the materials are accessible to everyone.
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