March 2-6 is Statistics in Schools Week. Join the movement to make sure the 2020 Census counts every baby and child!

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: February 28, 2020

Next week kicks off Statistics in Schools Week, a weeklong series of fun classroom activities provided by the U.S. Census Bureau to help preschool and K-12 educators encourage kids and families to complete the 2020 Census. If you’re a Colorado educator, taking part in this fun week of census-themed activities is an easy way to ensure your school and community receive their fair share of federal funds for the next decade!

The Census Bureau recently mailed Statistics in Schools kits to every school in the nation. These kits contain printable flyers for teachers, take-home flyers for students, information on how to access dozens of free classroom materials and activities, and large, colorful wall maps for classrooms to help students visualize census data about their communities. You can also access many of these materials on the Census Bureau’s website by clicking here.

At the end of Statistics in Schools Week, every teacher in the nation is encouraged to distribute a take-home flyer on the 2020 Census to each student in their classroom. The flyer is available in English and 12 other languages. Taking part in Statistics in Schools Week is a fun and easy way to help your students, your school and your community. Together, we can make sure the 2020 Census counts ALL kids in Colorado.

Sarah Hughes

About Sarah Hughes

Sarah Hughes is Vice President of Research Initiatives for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. In this role, she leads the organization’s research and data analysis efforts, including the development and publication of the annual KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report, and provides research and data support to inform and advance the Children’s Campaign’s policy agenda. She also co-chairs the organization’s internal Equity Team. Prior to joining the Children’s Campaign, Sarah worked in communications and spent several years working and volunteering with kids in various capacities. She holds a Master of Social Work with a specialization in Advocacy, Leadership and Social Change from the University of Illinois and a B.S. in Business and Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis. She lives in Denver with her husband and their two crazy dogs.