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ISBE Invites Teachers to Become 2020 Census Ambassadors

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The Illinois State Board of Education is encouraging teachers to discuss the importance of the 2020 census with students and invites them to become census ambassadors.

The board is looking for teachers who really want to promote the importance of the upcoming census as an ambassador. 
The Illinois legislature has appropriated $29 million in fiscal year 2020 for census implementation, which is one of the largest state investments across the country.

The count will affect Illinois' representation in Congress and the allocation of many federal education grants for the next 10 years.

Teachers must apply by July 31st. Curriculum ideas and classroom activities are available to all teachers here.