Amy Brecount White

The AP and IB Arms Race

AP and IB classes are fast becoming the status quo in local high school curricula. Sometimes more challenging coursework is a good thing for students. And sometimes more is too much.

Handle with Care

From helicopter moms to snowplow dads, we are more involved in our kids’ lives than ever before. Are we better parents than our parents were? Or have we gone too far?

We Love Lucy

Arlington’s favorite redhead has faced a slew of medical setbacks that nearly ended her career. Her response? Just dance.

Girl Trouble

Today’s bully isn’t always the testosterone-driven thug on the playground. A teen girl armed with a cellphone and a grudge can wreak havoc with devastating consequences. Many local families have the scars to prove it.