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By Aaron Kraut

Thursday - 4/24/2014, 9:10am  ET

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Parents Sue School Because Son Got Bad Grades – Bethesda’s Robert and Valerie Bramson sued the prestigious Bullis School in Potomac for “breach of contract” after their son, Erol Maximilian Bramson, earned final grades of 70 and 69 in honors functions and honors biology, respectively. The Bramsons, who paid between $24,000 and $30,000 a year in tuition, said the school didn’t tell them their son was having trouble academically until the grades came. Last week, a Montgomery County Circuit Court judge threw out the lawsuit. [The Gazette]

Bethesda Blues and Jazz Struggled In Its First Year – The live music club in the historic Bethesda Theatre generated a lot of excitement when it opened in February 2013. But despite more than $800,000 in ticket sales in its first year, the club didn’t break even. Owner Rick Brown said he considered changing the name to reflect the larger variety of acts the venue attracts. He’s sticking with the name, though he does anticipate hosting more private and corporate events. [Bethesda Beat]

Study: MoCo’s Population Growth Didn’t Mean A Spike In Driving – Montgomery County has grown by roughly 100,000 residents in the past decade, but according to a Planning Department mobility study, the amount of driving in the county has remained steady. The report also showed that the busiest intersections for cyclists in the county were in Bethesda, with the intersection of Woodmont Avenue and Montgomery Lane No. 1 at 163 bikes during the morning and evening rush hours. [Greater Greater Washington]

County Starts Street Sweeping Program – Check the numbered map to find out when county street sweepers will clean your neighborhood streets, weather permitting. [MCDOT]

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