Statistics In Schools Program Launched Ahead of 2020 Census

The United States Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools program aims to raise awareness around the role of schools in acquiring accurate community census counts. The program includes 67 activities that focus on math, statics and data analysis for children. The program also focuses on English Language Learner adults and children.

From the Census Bureau:


Statistics in Schools provides more than 100 activities that you can use in any year—and whenever you have a new class—to enhance and invigorate learning in many subjects. These activities are all free, and they’re easy to access and use.

  • Pick a subject or grade level to see what activities are available, and get details such as learning objectives, relevant topics, and skills taught.
  • Select and download the activities you want.
  • All activities include a list of materials, a student worksheet, and teacher directions.

2020 Activities

New activities, designed specifically for the 2019-2020 school year, spotlight the 2020 Census and the importance of making sure everyone is counted, especially children. Activities are available for pre-K through 12th grade, English language learners, and adult English as a second language students. Activities and other resources have also been created specifically for Puerto Rico and the Island Areas.

At the MACo Winter Conference session, “2020 Census: The Foundation for Our Future,” attendees will learn about state and local resources and best practices to promote a fair and accurate 2020 Census.

The 2019 MACo Winter Conference, Building for the Future,” will be held on December 4-6, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, Maryland.

Learn more about MACo’s Winter Conference: