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What school board members should know about the U.S. Census

Next year’s U.S. Census, known as Census 2020, will be the 24th decennial census.  National Census Day, the reference day used for the census count, will be April 1, 2020.

The census provides a snapshot of national, state and local demographics. The data collected help the federal government decide where to focus its attention and resources (i.e., funding).  For that reason, ensuring an accurate census count is important for states and schools.

Studies suggest that states can lose between $1,000 and $1,300 for each person not counted. Continue reading What school board members should know about the U.S. Census

K-12 per-pupil spending in Wisconsin lags national average

Spending on public K-12 education in Wisconsin lagged the national average by about $233 per pupil in the 2016-17 school year, according to new figures released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.  Those figures are the most recent available and rank Wisconsin 22nd among states in per-pupil spending and 23rd if the District of Columbia is included. Continue reading K-12 per-pupil spending in Wisconsin lags national average