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Lucas Swanepoel, associate director for governmental relations at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Katherine Knight, associate director of public policy in the Secretariat of Education at the USCCB.        Photo: Reed Flood, The Catholic Mirror

Thanks to the presenters and attendees of the eighth annual Midwest Catholic Education Advocates Conference. Public policy items related to Catholic schools were discussed, including parental choice in education, early childhood efforts and federal Title funding.  The conference was hosted by the Iowa Catholic Conference July 9-11, 2014.