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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Joel Rubin for Delegate District 18

Apple Ballot endorsed, Chevy Chase Town Council member and Obama administration official, Joel will put education first so all students succeed. Early voting ends June 21.


Bethesda Magazine Green Awards

Nominations are now accepted. The submission deadline is Friday, June 29.