Building Learning Communities

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

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

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... » Continue Reading

'Week of the Young Child' celebration showcases services, programs

'Week of the Young Child' celebration showcases services, programs District 214’s Field House was “party central” in the spring as Community Education, in collaboration with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), welcomed 1,500 people - mostly parents and their children - to the Week of the Young Child (WOYC) celebration. This year’s theme was “Encouraging Health and Fitness. » Continue Reading

Former student extols Read to Learn's positive influence at annual conference

Tutor volunteers at the 24th annual Read to Learn conference last fall welcomed one of their very own success stories. Nvart Eksuzyan proudly stood in front of her former teachers, tutors and other volunteers, recalling her journey from leaving her native Russia, to living in Milwaukee, to moving to Wheeling, and to hearing about Community Education and the RTL program. “I came to this country with nothing. I didn’t know how to speak English,” she said. » 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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