The U.S. Constitution requires that every person living in the United States is counted every ten years for the purpose of ensuring fair representation and distribution of resources. The U.S. Census Bureau will carry out the census this spring, and Census Day is on April 1, 2020. The decennial census provides foundational information that will be used to make policy decisions for ten years.
ISBE is doing its part by making sure that schools recognize their important role in this process. Schools and educators are in constant contact with hard to count populations.
Census EDU Webinar
Billions of dollars are at stake for Illinois in the 2020 Census, as well as our number of U.S. Representatives. Educators are trusted voices in communities and play a critical role in ensuring every Illinoisan is counted.
Join us for a Census EDU Webinar featuring speakers from school districts and the U.S. Census Bureau.
Speakers will share ideas and best practices and answer questions on strategies and tactics for how you can help ensure a complete count in your community.
Feb. 3, 2020 3:30-5 p.m.
How to Support a Complete Count in Your Community
This how-to flyer empowers schools with strategies and tactics to make sure everyone in their community is counted in the 2020 Census. From emails and letters to families to hosting a Census Night, these actions will help schools lead the way in reaching hard to count populations.
How to Support a Complete Count in Your Community Flyer
Census EDU Summit
December 4, 2019: Census EDU Summit
ISBE co-hosted Census EDU, a half-day summit convening 250 education leaders, practitioners, and partners to learn more about the 2020 Census and how schools can play a central role in helping Illinois reach hard to count populations. Panels, speakers, student performances, and interactive presentations equipped attendees with the knowledge and tools to engage students and their families in the state’s 2020 Census efforts. ISBE hosted the event in partnership with the Governor’s Office, the Illinois 2020 Census Office, and the U.S. Census Bureau at 9 a.m., Dec. 4 at Malcolm X College in Chicago.
Register Your Census Night
Thank you for registering you Census Night!
How to Host a Census Night Flyer
ISBE is encouraging schools and districts to host Census Nights where families and community members can gather in a safe and trusted space to fill out the census online. Make sure to register your census night below!
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