September-October 2010

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In a Class of Their Own

They instill a love of learning, offer encouragement in facing a new challenge and even push us toward a particular path in life. The following six teachers will be remembered long after their students have left their classrooms.

The Sub-Text of Scandal

Cheating, sexting, a fantasy sex league: Are these recent events symptoms of a larger problem with kids today?

Window to the Future

A house in Bethesda and guesthouse in Garrett Park are pushing the boundaries of green: They rely on insulation for heating and cooling.

A Beauty Named ‘Winona’

She was stately and grand—as befitted the great-great-great-grandson of Martha Washington—and she had a heart of stone.

Math Problems

Kids are being pushed into accelerated classes—and some parents and educators say it’s time to put on the brakes.

The Trials of Parker Robb

A teenager emerges from the ‘bubble’ of a terrifying disease.

Weighty Subject

How Montgomery County experts—and one extraordinary teen—are working to combat childhood obesity.

Surviving Kindergarten

They’re making Venn diagrams, writing poetry journals and doing homework. Being 5 just isn’t what it used to be.

Green Peace

A Zen garden inspires a Chevy Chase couple’s décor, as they bring the outdoors in.
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Beautiful and Spacious

Potomac $1,450,000

Custom Dream Home

Bethesda $2,695,000

Renovated and Expanded

Bethesda $1,425,000

Lovely Home in Chevy Chase View

Kensington $1,949,000

Stunning River Views

Potomac $2,770,000
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