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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

edX joins ConnectED efforts with PD courses for teachers

Answering President Obama's call to help schools embrace technology and digital learning in U.S. classrooms, edX will offer professional development courses for teachers. As part of ConnectEd, edX partner universities and…

Study demonstrates math program’s impact on students

Just one year of education technology in classrooms can move a school that was performing at the 50th percentile in the state up to the 66th percentile in the state,…

‘Let it Code’ with Frozen-inspired coding

On Nov. 19, unveiled a computer science tutorial featuring heroines Anna and Elsa from The Walt Disney Company’s film “Frozen.” The tutorial kicks off the second annual Hour of…

8 special education communication apps

Technology facilitates faster and easier communication for everyone, and it plays a unique role in helping students with special needs develop important verbal and non-verbal communication skills. Here, we've gathered a…

New York Times launches in-school, K-12 subscriptions

The New York Times recently launched In-School Access, a new digital subscription offering for K-12 institutions. The subscription offers full web access to on any device within a…

Multi-state K-12 collaborative seeks proposals for OER

The K–12 OER Collaborative, an initiative led by a group of 11 states with the goal of creating comprehensive, high-quality, open educational resources, is releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP)…

FCC proposes $1.5B E-rate increase

The federal E-rate program could see a $1.5 billion increase if the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approves a proposal set forth by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on Nov. 17. The increase…

Online assessments a challenge for states rethinking Common Core

Receiving a mandate to support Common Core assessments can be challenging enough for a district IT team, but what happens when your state is yo-yo’ing on Common Core and debating…

App of the Week: Get a little ‘brainly’

Got a problem with homework? Get the Brainly app and ask questions about what's causing you trouble.…

Georgia district extends free broadband to Title I schools

Through a partnership with wireless service provider Kajeet, Georgia's Fayette County Schools are offering mobile broadband coverage to students in the district’s Title I schools. Partnering with 47 districts in 20…

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