Bustos Highlights Need to Address Teacher Shortages in Hearing with Education Secretary Cardona

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) emphasized the need to address teacher shortages during a House Appropriations Committee hearing with U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona. During the hearing, Bustos highlighted her RETAIN Act – legislation to help fill open positions by providing tax credits to teachers at Title One schools.  WATCH: Bustos Highlights Need to Address […]

Bustos Pushes to Address Teacher Shortages, Social Determinants of Health During Appropriations Hearing

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17),a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, highlighted the need to address teacher shortages and social determinants of health in a hearing on social and emotional learning in K-12 education.  WATCH: Bustos Pushes to Address Teacher Shortages, Social Determinants of Health During Appropriations Hearing  “Empty teacher positions impact our schools, […]

Bustos Announces $100,000 for New School Buses in Peoria

PEORIA — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that Peoria Public Schools District 150 will be receiving a $100,000 grant from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to purchase five new, more environmentally friendly school buses. The funding comes through the 2021 Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) School Bus Rebates program which is distributing more than $10 million to […]

Bustos Commemorates National Public Schools Week

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) recognized National Public Schools Week which runs from February 21st through the 25th. The American Rescue Plan, which Bustos helped pass, secured more than $595 million for public schools in Northwest and Central Illinois K-12 schools to stay open safely and make up for lost learning time. “All students should have […]