Tag: U.S. Census

Newly released census data show rate of uninsured children increased in 2019

| October 13, 2020
Newly released census data show rate of uninsured children increased in 2019

Newly released data from the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) show more Arizona children became uninsured 2019. These losses are likely associated with policy decisions and funding cuts that deter families from accessing care and undermine our public health care systems. As a result, Black, indigenous, and children of color are losing health coverage at an alarming rate.

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Time is running out to fill out U.S. Census

| September 29, 2020
Time is running out to fill out U.S. Census

The Census Bureau will complete their counting efforts on September 30.

Coconino County urges all residents to complete the Census which can be done in less than 10 minutes. The Census can be completed in a variety of ways, including online at https://my2020census.gov/ or by calling 1-844-330-2020. The current self-response rate in Coconino County is 45.7% as of Sept. 28, while the rest of Arizona is at 63.5%. (The Navajo Nation has a self-response rate of 21.1 percent)

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Currently only 42.7% of Coconino County residents have filled out the 2020 Census. Deadline is Sept. 30

| August 25, 2020
Currently only 42.7% of Coconino County residents have filled out the 2020 Census. Deadline is Sept. 30

Coconino County currently has a response rate of 34.7% for the 2020 Census.

If you have not yet filled out the 2020 Census, please do so!

By filling out the census, you are ensuring that our community is counted and can receive the necessary resources we need to keep our community safe, healthy, and thriving!

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District 2 Supervisor Liz Archuleta — Fill out the census and get counted!

| April 7, 2020
District 2 Supervisor Liz Archuleta  — Fill out the census and get counted!

Coconino County Residents Count:
Fill out the 2020 Census!

What is the 2020 Census and Why is it Important?

The census aims to collect an accurate count of our population which determines federal funding for our communities for resources like schools, hospitals, fire departments, roads, etc. The census also helps determine federal funding in times of disaster like the COVID-19 pandemic or forest fires, as well as determines the amount of seats Arizona will have in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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AZEdNews Podcast: How AZ schools are affected by COVID-19 closure. See more state education news here

| March 31, 2020
AZEdNews Podcast: How AZ schools are affected by COVID-19 closure. See more state education news here

With Arizona public schools closed until the end of the school year for the COVID-19 pandemic, the consequences for students, teachers and schools have been far-reaching, says Morgan Willis, intern for Arizona Education News Service.

Hear what Phoenix Union High School District‘s Supt. Dr. Chad Gestson and Save Our Schools Arizona‘s co-founder and spokesperson Dawn Penich-Thacker had to say about it.

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As Schools Close Due To Coronavirus, Nearly 300 Million Kids (worldwide) Aren’t In Class. See more national education news here

| March 10, 2020
As Schools Close Due To Coronavirus, Nearly 300 Million Kids (worldwide) Aren’t In Class. See more national education news here

As cases of coronavirus disease continue to be identified in countries around the world, the effort to stem its spread has kept some 290 million students home from school.

According to the United Nations, as of Tuesday, 22 countries on three continents have closed schools because of the virus.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — An Accurate Census Count is Essential for Afterschool Programs

| December 10, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — An Accurate Census Count is Essential for Afterschool Programs

Afterschool programs across our country are making a huge difference in the lives of children, families and communities. Millions of our children and youth rely on federal support, determined by the U.S. census, to attend afterschool and summer learning programs. The results of the census will be used to determine how more than $900 billion of federal spending will be allocated for the next 10 years.

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