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Highland Park High School principal, Brad Swanson hugs student, Samantha Herman, who was recognized during Monday evening's  school board meeting at Highland Park High School in Highland Park, May 19, 2014. | Brian O'Mahoney/For Sun-Times Media

Critics pull no punches for Fornero, District 113 board

Dr. David Behlow during Tuesday's farewell reception at Sherwood School, in Highland Park, Ill., April 29, 2014. Behlow is retiring after five years as district 112 superintendent. | Brian O'Mahoney/For Sun-Times Media

Behlow endorses panel’s push for 2015 referendum

Outgoing schools’ chief David Behlow lent a ringing endorsement Thursday, May 15, to the recommendations of a citizens’ group that has been wrestling with the challenges of...

Models from seven North Shore high schools sported spring looks during the Saving Tiny Hearts Society's charity fashion show May 13 at Northbrook Court. | Ronnie Wachter/Sun-Times Media

North Shore high school students put the art in HeART

Going further than any of its rivals to help find cures for congenital heart defects, the Glenbrook North High School community won the “student heARTist” fundraising contest in...

Highland Park High School senior, Maddie Pine, 17 leads the group of demonstrators that were protesting the resignation of the school's principal Tuesday morning at Highland Park High School in Highland Park, May 13, 2014. | Brian O'Mahoney/For Sun-Times Media

Highland Park students rally to keep Swanson as principal

At 7:15 a.m. sharp Tuesday, Highland Park High School senior Maddie Pine took charge of the student rally she’d organized on Facebook to retain Principal Brad Swanson or at...

<p>Fine arts teacher Blake Novotny, winner of the 2014 Highland Park Golden Apple, encourages freshmen Sandra Membreno in an Art Essentials class at Highland Park High School. &nbsp;| &nbsp;Karen Berkowitz/Sun Times Media</p>

Versatile teacher-coach wins Highland Park Golden Apple

Blake Novotny’s influence with students at Highland Park High School extends to every academic echelon and social circle. A teacher in the high school’s Fine Arts Department...

Highland Park High School neighbors oppose parking expansion

School District 113 has asked the City of Highland Park for a speedy review of the first phase of referendum projects at Highland Park High School, which are scheduled to start...

Hawthorn Middle School South art teacher Mary Benton reacts to the surprise announcement that she won a Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching May 7. | Rick Kambic/Sun-Times Media

Hawthorn South art teacher surprised with Golden Apple Award

Mary Benton was uncomfortable being interviewed by a committee after a she was anonymously nominated for the prestigious Golden Apple teaching award. She thinks students are...

<p>"We pay a ton of taxes and we expect nothing but excellence for our money," Highland Park resident Arlene Frommer told District 113 board members&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_27199531">Monday</span>. &nbsp;| &nbsp;Karen Berkowitz/Sun Times Media</p>

Highland Park parents protest principal's departure

Highland Park High School parents criticized the District 113 school board Monday for allowing Principal Bradley Swanson to leave his position without putting up a fight and...

Photo illustration on the popularity of e-books. | Brett Roseman~Sun-Times Media

District 113 textbook costs tumble with e-book transition

The sticker shock faced by Highland Park and Deerfield high school parents when they buy their students’ textbooks is — at least for now — easing as a result of a transition...

Retiring preschool teacher Midge Hechtman speaks to Liev Wieselman Schulman in her class at Ravinia Nursery School. Hechtman also taught Liev's mother, Bari Wieselman Schulman. | Karen Berkowitz/Sun Times Media

Beloved Ravinia Nursery School teacher to be feted May 4

The Ravinia Nursery School community is honoring Midge Hechtman with a farewell tribute event from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 4 at Sunset Woods Park. “I have been in the field 25...

Shira Shirtaig and Kyle Rabin work with a robot during practice while Sam Ephraim (far right) watches closely. (From left) Max Grosshandler, Alec Rataswamy, Max Lowery, Daniel Mouscher, Pia Sanpitak and Kyle Rabin look on. | Steve Sadin/For Sun-Times Media

District 113 students place in international robotics competition

Two teams composed of Deerfield and Highland Park High School students took 25th and 46th respectively in an international robotics competition last weekend in St. Louis. After...

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