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Census 2010 Orientation - It's in Our Hands

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm
San Diego Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel
One Market Place, Gregory Room A&B

Census Bureau staff will provide an orientation to the Census In Schools [CIS] program for the upcoming 2010 enumeration of population and housing. The session provides a preview for NEA annual meeting participants of CIS materials being mailed to every public school across the country in early Fall 2009.  

Bureau representatives will cover lesson plans and other teaching materials available from the Census web site and focus on the key role educators have in ensuring a complete count.

Staff from NEA External Partnerships and Advocacy will provide additional details about the Association’s partnership with the Census including targeting schools adjacent to “hard to count” populations, assuring confidential treatment of Census information, reaching non-English speaking communities in their home language, and ensuring educators are represented on local Complete Count Committees.

Participants will learn how an accurate Census count affects local school budgets, especially Title I and special education funding, as well as college tuition grant and loan programs.

Andhe 2010 Census results will determine how Congress is reapportioned and impact redistricting of state legislatures, county and city councils and voting districts throughout the country – which will be very important to NEA’s attempt to elect pro public education allies in the Congress and State legislatures.