Monthly Archives: October 2009

Lesson Plan

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Yesterday I telephoned into Ms. Ventura’s fifth grade class at Maple Elementary School in Seattle, Washington. The class was working on their exercises for the Census in Schools program and the students bubbled with questions … Continue reading

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What ELSE Does The Census Bureau do?

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Written by: Director Robert Groves I do frequent talk radio interviews that ask about the basics of the 2010 Census. Why do we do a Census? Why is it important? When will we get the questionnaire? One question I often … Continue reading

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All Packed And Ready to go

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Written by: Director Robert Groves I recently returned from inspecting our National Processing Center in Jeffersonville, Ind., filled with staff busily preparing for the coming decennial census. I witnessed the preparation of what the Census Bureau calls “kits.” These are … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Bill Sparkman was a field interviewer for the Census Bureau who was found dead, hanging from a tree, in Clay County, Kentucky, on September 12, 2009. A memorial for Bill was held on Monday, Oct. … Continue reading

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A Sense of Tradition

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Written by: Director Robert Groves I just got back from beautiful Southern California where I attended the National Congress of American Indians. I learned a lot about the diverse American Indian nations – there are 564 federally recognized tribes (though … Continue reading

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