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NASSP Highlights the Impact of U.S. Census in Free Virtual Event

Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau seeks to record the population throughout the country. On March 5, NASSP invited Jocelyn Bissonette, director of the Funders Census Initiative at the Funders Committee for Civic Participation; and Trevor Greene, superintendent at Yakima Public Schools, to share insights during a virtual event about the significance of this data—and why it matters for school leaders. (more…)

The Census Is Coming—Are You Ready?

The U.S. Census Bureau will begin its count on April 1, 2020, and principals are vital to its success. Conducted every 10 years, the census seeks to accurately record the population throughout the country, and more than 1 million young children were missed in 2010. More than a typical tally, the results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year, as well as how many seats in Congress each state and your local school board boundaries are awarded. Of course, some of that federal funding is funneled directly into schools—and principals can be highly effective influencers when it comes to census participation. (more…)