Mobile Menu - OpenMobile Menu - Closed

Congressman Mike Quigley

Representing the 5th District of Illinois

Education

An investment in our children's education is an investment in our country's future. The importance of providing our children the best possible education cannot be overstated, especially as so many Americans battle economic hardship. That’s why I have made modernizing and improving our school system a top priority during my time in Congress.

I was proud to support the bipartisan reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which fixes the broken “No Child Left Behind” law and provides vital federal funding to states and local school districts to help improve K-12 education around the country. Included in the final bill was my bipartisan amendment to prevent the removal of important standards for classroom paraprofessionals and ensure that our students are being taught by qualified individuals, was included in the final bill. As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I have worked to increase funding for Preschool Development Grants, Head Start, and other education programs. I have supported policies that would make it easier for students to attend college by fighting for an extension of the Perkins Loan Program, which offers low-interest federal loans for undergraduate and graduate students with exceptional financial need. Finally, as founder and co-chair of the bipartisan International Basic Education Caucus, I have worked to increase international basic education programs and boost understanding of global education challenges.

Affordable and accessible education is one of the most important issues facing our country. I will continue fighting in Congress to develop innovative and pragmatic policies that support our teachers and ensure all children have fair and equal access to a high quality education. 

 

Rep. Mike Quigley announced Damian Medina, a senior at Lakeview High School, as the winner of the 2016 Congressional App Challenge for Illinois’ Fifth Congressional District.

Rep. Mike Quigley launched the bipartisan International Basic Education Caucus along with Rep. Dave Reichert.

Rep. Mike Quigley supported passage of the bipartisan reauthorization bill for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

 

More on Education

Sep 29, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Quigley celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month by visiting 1871 and meeting with Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC) Technology Incubator businesses to learn how Latinx-founded companies are spurring Chicago innovation, encouraging entrepreneurship, and strengthening the local economy.
Aug 8, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Quigley announced that his office will be participating in the 2017 Congressional App Challenge, a competition that encourages students to design and create the next big app by exploring STEM, coding, and computer science through hands-on practice.
Feb 17, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) has nominated students from Illinois’ Fifth Congressional District for admission to the U.S. Service Academies for the graduating class of 2021.
Jan 9, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) addressed Alcott College Prep students at their East Elementary Campus today in advance of the 2017 Presidential Inauguration. Rep. Quigley is giving forty-one Alcott seventh and eighth grade students tickets to the inauguration taking place on January 20.
Dec 7, 2016 In the News
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with President-elect Donald Trump Wednesday in New York City.

Pages