Traditional teaching methods aren’t doing enough to engage kids and prepare them for the 21st-century workplace. At Wheaton High School, teachers and students are exploring a hands-on approach to learning.
In a culture where winning is paramount, are some youth coaches doing more harm than good?
Sixteen-year-old Evan Rosenstock loved sports and had a big, easy smile. When he took his own life last year, the Churchill community was devastated. How could this have happened? And who or what was to blame?
Should parents allow their underage kids to host drinking parties at home? The law says no—and anyone who doesn’t heed that may face some hefty consequences.
Bethesda Magazine's Extraordinary Teen Awards
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Each year we write about local teachers whose dedication has earned them accolades from students, parents and colleagues. This year we selected six educators who’ve been recognized even beyond the classroom.
Where Bethesda-area high school graduates applied to college and where they were accepted
They were the ‘in crowd,’ the girls everybody else wanted to be. And they weren’t even in high school yet.
The nerd? The stoner? The jock? Today’s teens claim the old labels don’t apply in high school anymore. But the popular kids? They live on.
Remember the guy who shoved you into the lockers back when you were in high school? The girls who mocked you behind your back? Yeah, we thought so…
How much do we resemble our high school selves?
Nobody wants to see a Columbine or a Sandy Hook happen in our schools. But how do you prevent it when school resource officers are already spread so thin?
Should homosexuality disqualify someone from membership in an organization that promotes leadership, tolerance and integrity? Two Kensington brothers are willing to put that question to the test.
There’s only so much parents can do to shape their children’s lives. Sandra Swenson learned that the hard way, when one of her two sons followed the straight and narrow—while the other spiraled into addiction.
Bethesda Magazine's 2012 Extraordinary Teen Awards
The Universities at Shady Grove offers nontraditional students a lower-cost, more convenient way to get higher education