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Spend this Sunday with The Falconaires' concert When Music WAS Music

District 214 Community Education presents the 2015 fall concert of the Falconaires Orchestra, featuring Music Of The Big Bands - "When Music WAS Music," at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 11, at Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights. Composed of 17 musicians and two featured vocalists, the Falconaires Orchestra's Sunday concert will be conducted by Mr. Steve Cooper, a well-known Chicago conductor, trumpet player, arranger and teacher. » Continue Reading

Book drive starts next Tuesday

District 214 Community Education's Read to Learn program is doing a children's book donation drive for Bernie's Book Bank starting October 13-24, as part of National Make a Difference Day on October 24. There is a bin in the Adult Education & Family Literacy office at Forest View Educational Center if anyone in the building or district has a book(s) he or she would like to donate starting next Tuesday through Saturday, October 24. » Continue Reading

Budget impasse affects CE programs

The state budget impasse is having a terrible impact on Adult Education and Family Literacy programs statewide. We need to make sure that our legislators are aware that our funding is not being allocated as a result of not having a state budget. The time to contact your legislator is now. Please take a moment to view the powerful video that was made by Howard Area Community Center to highlight three participants who are directly impacted by the budget impasse. » Continue Reading

Foundation trustee's memory lives on, mural captures essence, spirit of women's & children's center

What started out as a contest at the start of the school year has turned into a beautiful piece of art that captures and honors the legacy and memory of the woman that the center was named after. The Catherine M. Lee Women’s & Children’s Center, located in Room A205 at Forest View Educational Center, now proudly displays a 40 ft. x 6 ft. » Continue Reading

Former ESL student pays it forward, receives 'Teacher of the Year' award

Ewa Crowe delivered her speech (text below) after receiving her award from the Illinois Adult Continuing Education Association in Springfield last spring. IACEA provides leadership, representation, and advocacy for adult education and literacy practitioners in order to advance, unify and professionalize the field. Crowe is District 214 Community Education’s citizenship coordinator. » Continue Reading

Success stories highlight Community Education programs' impact

The many testimonies that students wrote and shared with their teachers Jeannie Williams, Maureen Ruddy and Roberta Pennett speak volumes of the lasting impact the meaningful Community Education programs, particularly ESL, GED, and Citizenship, have in the community. Erika Garcia defied all odds - moved to the U.S. from Mexico in 2000 and not knowing how to speak English - when she received her GED certificate in November 2013. A » Continue Reading


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Welcome from the Director

Mike Field
Welcome to the District 214 Community Education website. 

While you may be aware of our district’s six comprehensive high schools and three alternative programs, you may not be as familiar with Community Education. The Township High School District 214 Board of Education believes strongly in serving the educational needs of the entire community, and that belief is reflected in the District’s mission, which includes providing lifelong learning opportunities for all its residents..... » Continue Reading


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