For the first time, Minnesotans can fill out their census forms:
- By phone
- In writing
The importance of the U.S. census to the well-being of children and the strength of their public schools cannot be overstated.
Using census data, the federal government allocates tens of billions of dollars in education funds to states and localities annually using formulas that factor in population and poverty levels. An accurate census count is the critical first step to helping educators address the needs of every child who walks through their doors.
The National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers have resources for educators about the importance of the census to use in their classrooms and with parents.