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Federal Insider Podcasts



July 16, 2019 Recording Francisco and NSBA's Chip Slaven provide updates on Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2020, the 2020 U.S. Census, and more "inside the beltway" legal and legislative insights.

November 27, 2018 Recording Francisco and NSBA's Sonja Trainor provide legal updates, including a discussion of a future U.S. Supreme Court case, New York v. Ross regarding the question of citizenship being added to the 2020 Census, another case being petitioned to the U.S. Supreme Court dealing with access for transgender students to restrooms, locker rooms, etc., plus more topics.

November 13, 2018 Recording In this final episode of Season 1, Deborah talks with Cara Brumfield, Senior Policy Analyst with Georgetown University's Economic Security and Opportunity Initiative, about the 2020 Census and its impact on education investments, immigration/DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), and Census participation rates. For future podcasts, National Connection participants, CUBE, and COSA members will need their login to access. 

NSBA's Perspective

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Hard-to-Count Populations in the 2020 Census

Children not counted in the census can impact a community for at least 10 years until the error is corrected. For school leaders, every child matters, and accurate information supports school districts in strategically planning for funds and resources that are needed to provide every student with high-quality education.

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An Inaccurate Census Count Jeopardizes Educational Opportunities

The ability of public schools to carry out their mission will be severely undermined if the federal government undertakes measures such as the inclusion of a question on citizenship in the Decennial Census, which U.S. Census Bureau and survey experts predict will undercount the number of children and families our schools serve.

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Census Citizenship Question Statement // Declaración sobre la Cuestión de Ciudadanía en el Censo

The National School Boards Association commends today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Dept. of Commerce v. New York. This is a decision that could have a profoundly positive and long-lasting impact on schoolchildren in our public schools.

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A Full Count

The next census rolls out this spring, and between young children being the most undercounted demographic and the recent Supreme Court case over a citizenship question, schools are doing their part to make sure all students are represented.

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President’s Perspective: Count every child

NSBA President ElizaBeth Branham emboldens school board leaders to ensure each and every child and their relatives is counted in Census 2020.