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Articles by Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the eSchool News Managing Editor. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Laura interned at eSchool Media while attending UMD, and upon graduating, Laura was lucky enough to join the eSchool Media team. She enjoys covering mobile and handheld technologies, BYOD trends, equity in broadband access, and special education. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, boating, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura

Knewton launches free, open adaptive learning platform

Adaptive learning provider Knewton has launched a free, open personalized learning platform. Any individual can create or use state-of-the-art supplemental lessons to provide students with unique learning paths in real-time. Knewton’s…

3-state study sheds light on math learning resource

Interactive math learning system LearnBop, an exclusive partner of Fuel Education (FuelEd), released results from a 3-state efficacy study showing students that used its product made a 7-10 percentile point…

Epiphany Learning updates personalized learning tool

Epiphany Learning, a personalized learning ed-tech company, has launched version 2.0 of its Epiphany Learning Personalized Learning Application. A year of research observing how learners, teachers and administrators use the student-centric,…

Music teachers invited to pilot-test assessments

This past summer representatives of all arts education groups gathered at the headquarters of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) to benchmark the “model cornerstone assessments” developed for each…

PASCO launches inquiry-based STEM tools

To provide teachers with new ways to involve students in hands-on, inquiry-based science this school year, PASCO Scientific is introducing new hardware, apparatus, and curriculum solutions to engage students in…

Minority youth develop community-enhancing video games

A new fellowship challenges minority youths to develop video games addressing social issues impacting their communities. Twenty Fellows, ages 15-25, will receive grants to continue development of their projects and fly…

New myON version looks to boost personalized learning

myON, a business unit of Capstone, has announced a redesign of its personalized literacy environment for PreK-12. myON engaged administrators, teachers, library-media specialists and students throughout the development process to…

Int’l Baccalaureate authorizes first ‘Career-related Programme’

The students at Hot Springs High School in Hot Springs, Arkansas will soon have another option to choose from when it comes to high-quality preparation for college and career readiness. Hot…

Game-based platform targets college prep, exams

Hobsons has launched Naviance Test Prep, a new online learning platform that is intended to make test prep engaging and personalized for students. The new solution uses game-based mechanics to deliver…

Cross-curricular news program targets grades K-5

Flocabulary, creator of educational hip-hop videos, activities and assessments, is launching The Week in Rap Junior, a weekly program that engages elementary students in cross-curricular learning through age-appropriate news stories. With…

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