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US Census Director Groves and Mayor Reed Launch 2010 Census in Schools Program in Atlanta

Post Date:03/08/2010


Mayor Kasim Reed
Dr. Robert M. Groves, director, U.S. Census Bureau
Kathy M. Augustine, deputy superintendent for instruction, Atlanta Public Schools
LaChandra D. Butler Burks, chair, Atlanta Board of Education
Reginald Bigham, deputy director, Atlanta Regional Office, U.S. Census Bureau
Renée Jefferson-Copeland, chief, Census in Schools, U.S. Census Bureau


U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert M. Groves and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed will join local officials at the launch of the Atlanta 2010 Census in Schools program at Jean Childs Young Middle School.

The program, hosted by Principal Thomas Kenner, faculty and staff, will feature performances by students, a presentation on the importance of the 2010 Census and a special visit by Clifford the Big Red Dog.

Census in Schools gives schools a wide range of free, optional, standards-based lesson plans on subjects related to the census, ranging from math to social studies. The program is designed for students in kindergarten through 12th grade and will reach all 118,000 schools and 56 million students nationwide.


Monday, March 8, 2010
Meet and greet: noon – 12:30 p.m. (Media interviews available)
Program: 12:30 – 1:15 p.m.


Jean Childs Young Middle School
3116 Benjamin E. Mays Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30311
Principal: Thomas Kenner


Media are invited to attend. Interview opportunities will be available during the meet and greet. Please contact Pam Page-Bellis for arrangements/information at 941-586-7182.

For more information about this and services of the City of Atlanta visit our website at or watch City Channel 26
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