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John Mountjoy: 2020 census is critical for Head Start in Kentucky; it determines the level of funding

In April of next year, the U.S. Census Bureau will begin the decennial census of every household in the United States. While the census will be used for several governmental determinations such as apportionment of Congressional seats, the data is also incredibly important to Head Start programs around the country. Why? Because the accuracy of the census will determine the level of federal funding...

State’s school districts want to make sure all of Kentucky’s kids are counted during 2020 census

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service Kentucky school districts want to make sure their students are counted when the 2020 census begins in April. Educators are gearing up to spread the word to parents and communities about the counting of every resident in the nation. Michelle Elison, a Louisville-based partnership specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau, says children are the largest undercounted...