Our look at the number of applicants and acceptances at more than 300 colleges
In a county that is growing more racially and economically diverse, MCPS is facing the challenge of ensuring equal learning opportunities for all students
Three years ago, a private jet crashed into Ken Gemmell's home in Gaithersburg, killing his wife and sons. Gemmell decided he wasn't going to let the tragedy destroy him or his daughter.
The Bethesda native now looks forward to some family time
From tennis and basketball to running and soccer, the Bethesda family knows how to stay active
College sweethearts live in Silver Spring with their son and daughter
When Karla and Jake Azachi signed up to be foster parents they didn't know two of the newborns they cared for would change their lives forever
Five Bethesda residents discuss moving back to the house where they grew up
The number of babies born in Montgomery County, the most popular names, average age of birth mothers and much more
What started as a way to spend more time with their daughters became a 10-year-long tradition
At Gaithersburg High School, a simple approach brought unexpected results
When Sabrea Woodberry said she wanted to take part in a beauty pageant, her case workers did everything they could to make it happen
Overcrowding and competing priorities pose serious challenges for school system
We shadowed Whitman's Alan Goodwin for a year to find out what it's like to head one of the nation's top public schools
Our children's last year living at home before they head off to college is an emotional time for both them and us
Family of five lives in Kensington with two pygmy goats, two ducks and five chickens
How do you help a kindergartner understand that she's going to lose the dog she's loved her whole life?
Nighttime with a newborn is exhausting- unless a pro is there to help
When student-athletes sustain a concussion, strict rules govern their return to play, but not their return to school.
Psychological disorder, associated with strep infections, turns children's lives upside down
More and more people are turning to coaches and classes to learn how to be better parents
Research shows that what really matters is not what college you attend, but what you do once you get there
High school students juggle college-level classes, sports and extracurricular activities--all in pursuit of getting into a top school. But at what cost?
Germantown's Miracle Field is giving kids with special needs the chance to play baseball
ADI is an incubator for cutting-edge dance
Potomac resident Irma Goff lost her husband and three daughters in one of the most horrific murder cases in Montgomery County history. After all the media coverage ended, she and her son, Scott, had to do something many people couldn't fathom: go on with their lives.
Daughter was suffering from Hodgkin's lymphoma
Every school day, thousands of Montgomery County students depend on Montgomery County Public Schools for their nutrition. It's an enormous undertaking. Here's a look at the MCPS food and nutrition program by the numbers.
As my father's mental and physical health began to decline, I found myself in the very confusing and complicated world of eldercare
For Liz Winchell, owning a pottery studio is about more than creating ceramics
Kids can't wait to get their license, but teaching them to drive can be one of the most frustrating phases of parenting.
Golf in Charlottesville; see penguins in Baltimore; visit the world's largest indoor garden show in Philadelphia; or fly to the Caribbean.
A writer explores a sport beloved by her father, brother, husband and son for the first time.
Fitness instructor Kristine Oleson is giving other moms of young kids a gift-time to exercise.
As the writer of "Dear Prudence," Slate's advice column, Emily Yoffe considers the problems of hundreds of people every week. She talks about her most memorable letters, her biggest gaffe and more.
In these neighborhoods, residents have the best of both worlds: They live in single-family homes on quiet, leafy streets but are steps away from farmers markets, restaurants, shops and more.
Remember when stadium seating was a big deal, popcorn with extra butter was a treat, and dinner and a movie meant a bite at a restaurant before or after the show? A new wave of luxury theaters is transforming Saturday night at the movies.
After years of shuttling kids to practice and freezing in the stands, these hockey moms were ready to get out on the ice.
Twenty-three-year-old Jennifer Vasquez has lived through devastating tragedy. She wants to use her experiences to help others.
Every parent with a young child in school or day care is faced with the guilt-ridden choice between which art stays and which goes into the circular file.
The superintendent hopes to spend another four years running the county's public schools. Does he deserve to keep the job?
From local politicians to high school principals to titans of business-here's a look at what high-profile members of the community are paid
Green Giants: Wood Acres Elementary School, The Town of Poolesville, Wendy Howard, Alan Pultyniewicz and Glenstone
These are among the five winners of the Bethesda Magazine Green Champions Awards, held in partnership with Bethesda Green.
Whitney Ellenby's life took an unexpected turn when her son was diagnosed with autism. When conventional therapy didn't work for him, she took things into her own hands-and found a cause that changed her life.
As vice president of Darcars Automotive Group, Tammy Darvish is a busy, successful businesswoman who could show her support of local nonprofits by writing checks and chairing fancy galas. She does that and much more.
A new addition provides the perfect excuse for a Potomac family to update their home with bright colors and playful patterns
Returning to work after staying home with kids can be intimidating. How do you explain the gap on your résumé? And what kind of job should you look for?
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?
Many children who come to this country illegally face uncertainty. One young woman is using her own experiences to help others cope.
Chain saws, demonic clowns, half-buried skeletons that suddenly jump to life-Markoff's Haunted Forest delivers the fright of a lifetime
The transition from kid to teen can be hard on everyone. One way to help? Create an organized, sophisticated room where your teen can do homework, spend time with friends and relax in private.
More teens are suffering from inflammatory bowel disease. Sometimes surgery is the only cure.
For a Kensington couple, news of their son's devastating diagnosis was a call to action.
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.
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.
They were the 'in crowd,' the girls everybody else wanted to be. And they weren't even in high school yet.
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.
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.
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.
The Universities at Shady Grove offers nontraditional students a lower-cost, more convenient way to get higher education
Preparing for the first day of school, new teacher Naomi Rubinstein thinks she has found her calling
Local teenagers are turning up the volume when they party: drinking more to get drunk faster. A look at an increasingly dangerous and disturbing trend.
High school students who've made the leap from private school tell what it's like - the good, the bad and the ugly
With a new curriculum aimed at meeting the needs of more students, parents of advanced learners fear their kids are getting short shrift
How do you deal with the anxiety over meeting a child's special needs? If you're Jillian Copeland, you start your own school.
Go to class? Do homework? In their final year of high school, a lot of students are saying, 'Fugetaboutit'
After a sometimes rocky ride at his previous post, the county's new superintendent of schools hopes to continue Jerry Weast's legacy-and, oh, yeah, have a life.
Following are five area educators who've earned the adjective of "great," according to many of those who've passed through their doors.
What's a parent to do when a child is capable of doing good work-but can't be bothered to try?
With the high cost of high school athletics, booster clubs are stepping in to cover the financial breach-and creating an uneven playing field in the process.
The Walt Whitman graduate and best-selling author introduces Quirk Theory, and explains why she keeps returning to high school.
Nearly 30 years ago, they were the extraordinary teens of their generation-the class leaders, the valedictorians, the captains of the football teams, the royalty of the high school halls who seemed to have all the gifts to go far. So how far did they get?
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.
Longtime teachers say their job (and students and parents) has changed dramatically through the years.
Cheating, sexting, a fantasy sex league: Are these recent events symptoms of a larger problem with kids today?
A question and answer session with the retiring superintendent of Montgomery County Public School.
Kids are being pushed into accelerated classes-and some parents and educators say it's time to put on the brakes.
Spending the summer at camp helps kids build independence and self-esteem, but what's in it for parents who aren't sure about letting go?
We know more about parenting, care more about it and are more involved than our parents were. Do we go too far?
Many parents are using high-tech devices to monitor where their children are and what they are doing.
Bethesda Magazine readers and contributors share humorous and touching parenting stories.
Many parents worry about things that could happen to their kids. Are their worries warranted?
Some parents handle it well, and many do not, when their children reveal that they are gay.
Two years ago, best friends Rachel Crites and Rachel Smith took their own lives. Now, for the first time, the girls' parents talk about the warning signs they missed.
An analysis of the country's high school rankings raises questions about their usefulness.
The best teachers are smart, knowledgeable and dedicated, but it is their ability to connect with students that truly sets them apart.