Everyone Counts in the 2020 Census

The Census affects $800 billion in public education funding, and we're asking PAT members to help make sure everyone is counted! 

One place to start is by reassuring students and families that participation in the census is safe, important, and necessary. If we are successful, our community will receives its fair share of federal and state funding for schools and other critical services.

We're also asking PAT members to join educators across the country who will be teaching students about the importance of the census during in Statistics in Schools Week, March 2-6, 2020.

Even if can't participate in Statistics in Schools Week you should check out the extensive collection of lesson plans, maps, coloring pages, word finds, and more on the Census Bureau website. Resources are tailored to different grade levels including:

Our national union, the National Education Association also has a Census toolkit with similar resources.

You should also consider sending home a reminder about the census with your students. Flyers are available on the NEA website in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.