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January 19, 2010
Governor Markell Joins Sesame Street friends, Senator Carper, U.S. Census Bureau Director and Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Education to Launch “Census in the Schools 2010”
U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert M. Groves, Deputy Secretary of Education Anthony M. Miller and Governor Jack Markell (D-Del.) launched the Census in Schools program, "2010 Census: It's About Us" at Bancroft Elementary School in Wilmington, Delaware.
Sen. Carper chairs the Senate Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security that oversees the U.S. Census Bureau. Under his leadership, the Subcommittee has conducted a number of oversight hearings looking at the Bureau's preparations for the upcoming decennial census. With the 2010 Census less than three months away, the Census In Schools program is in high gear with the aim of providing educators with resources to teach the nation's students about the importance of the census, so they, in turn, can help deliver this message to their families.
Sesame Street characters Walkaround Count von Count (The Count) and Rosita joined teachers and students to learn more about why the census is important.
The program, part of a $13 billion national public information effort, is designed to reach 118,000 schools and more than 56 million students nationwide. The goal is to improve on the response rate of the 2010 Census.
Governor Markell joins Director Groves, Senator Carper, Deputy Secretary of Education Miller, and The Count.
Count Von Count (“The Count”), Governor Jack Markell (“The Governor”) and Rosita celebrate the importance of the census.
Lt. Governor Matt Denn and his son Zach, Wilmington Mayor James Baker, Governor Markell, The Count, Senator Tom Carper, Deputy Secretary of Education Anthony M. Miller, U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert M. Groves, Secretary of Education Lillian Lowery, and Rosita.