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January 30, 2015 at 1:19 PM

Roundup: Per-pupil spending down across the U.S.; Snohomish Co. schools use panic-button app

Per-pupil spending down across the U.S. (The Washington Post): For the second consecutive year, per-pupil spending declined across the U.S. in 2012 to an average of $10,667 per student. Per-pupil spending rose steadily between 1996 and 2008.

Snohomish County schools use ‘panic button’ smart-phone app: Using funds from an OSPI grant, two schools in Everett have begun testing out a smart-phone app that enables individuals to notify police of a school emergency by hitting a single button. A larger rollout of the system is expected to begin next week throughout Snohomish County.

Some parents rethinking vaccinations amid measles scare (The Orange County Register): Doctors in Orange County, Calif., say they’re hearing from more parents who are rethinking the decision not to vaccinate their children.

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