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Nationwide program uses schools to spread word about census


October 27, 2019

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau is giving a homework assignment to schoolchildren across the country: Tell your parents to fill out the census form. Your school's funding depends on it.

Census officials launched a nationwide program Monday that uses schools to encourage participation in the once-per-decade head count.

Hundreds of mostly minority students from Shelby County Schools in Memphis, Tennessee, gathered at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium and participated in activities teaching them the importance of the census and convincing them to tell their parents or caregivers tha...

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