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Catholics@theCapitol highlighted in Fall issue of WITNESS; includes registration form and schedule10 Nov

The Fall issue of WITNESS contains a registration form and agenda for the Catholics@theCapitol event scheduled for February 3 and 4 next year. In addition to using that form, which can be downloaded here, you can also register on line and then mail in your $45 registration fee. The day will include workshops related to legislation the Conference is working on (not yet determined), as well as a keynote address from John Elcesser, Executive Director of the Indiana Non-Public Education Association.

Deadline for registration is January 27, 2014.

Catholics@theCapitol is not the only way to participate in legislative advocacy. Rick Blackwell, a teacher at Mercy Academy in Louisville, reports on a program that engages students in learning about working with Catholic Social teaching and advocacy in the public square, including trips to Frankfort to visit legislators. The Conference delights in their participation. We will happily work with others who want to bring students to the Capital.

Michael Monaghan

Michael Monaghan

Michael Monaghan, policy analyst for education,  writes out of his experience working in a school in Washington D. C. and connects that to a reflection on the famous quote of Pope Paul VI, “If you want peace, work for justice.”

Read his article to learn how parents who choose non-public schools for their children’s education are saving Kentucky taxpayers $1.4 BILLION every two years.

There is a lot of discussion these days about the “Common Core” standards. Leisa Schulz, Superindent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Louisville, explains how these standards are being adapted for use in Catholic schools.  The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA), through the Common Core Catholic Identity  Initiative, has developed and disseminated frameworks, guidelines, and resource guides that will assist local Catholic educators in infusing Catholic values, and principles of social teaching into all subjects and integrating the Catholic worldview and culture into curriculum and instructional design, using the common core standards.

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