It’s definitely not the best day to go outside, so why not catch up on education news instead? This week’s list includes stories on students attending school amid extreme cold, students registering for college under the state’s Dream Act, and continued community feedback on school bell times.


1. Parents and students took to Twitter to protest Montgomery County Public Schools’ decision to open schools amid record cold temperatures that closed four schools on Tuesday.


2. About 200 students have registered at Montgomery College under the Maryland Dream Act.


3. MCPS parents, students and school staff offered their thoughts on possible changes to bell times during the third of four public forums on the issue.


4. The Washington Post reported that MCPS officials plan to survey students about high school math exams and don’t yet have clear answers for why a large number of high school students failed their math finals.


5. County school board member Judy Docca will pursue a third term later this year.


6. Nineteen MCPS students received full-tuition, four-year college scholarships from the Posse Foundation.


7. A work group looking at children’s online privacy proposed Maryland pass a law that requires an “eraser button” that would enable kids to delete online posts they regret.


lpowers@gazette.net

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