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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.

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Awards for schools committed to character

The National Schools of Character Awards program has a twofold purpose: To identify exemplary schools and districts to serve as models for others; and to help schools and districts improve…

Momentum building for federal online privacy rules

Sen. John F. Kerry, D-Mass., plans to introduce an online privacy bill that would create standards for how consumer information is collected and used for marketing, reports the Washington Post.…

Second lawsuit filed over Lower Merion webcam snooping

A second lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a student whose laptop web camera was secretly and remotely activated by a Pennsylvania school district, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. The…

New Titanic expedition will create 3D map of wreck

A team of scientists will launch an expedition to the Titanic next month to assess the deteriorating condition of the world's most famous shipwreck and create a detailed three-dimensional map…

Ask.com reverts to its Q&A origins

Ask.com, which has tried with scant success to morph itself into a search engine on par with those of Google and Microsoft, is unveiling a new version of its web…

Disney to buy social-gaming site Playdom

The Walt Disney Co. is buying online social-gaming company Playdom for $563.2 million, the latest sign the company is becoming a formidable player in the digital gaming industry, reports the…

In ruling on iPhones, Apple loses a bit of its grip

Apple likes to maintain tight control over what programs can appear on the iPhone--a task that just became a little bit harder, reports the New York Times: The Library of…

NCLB: Are the fixes worse than the flaws?

Parents and teachers don't like it. For many students, it has failed to produce the promised benefits. And experts agree it urgently needs to be fixed. But as controversial as…

B-schools all a-Twitter over social media

With interest in social media growing, B-schools are adding courses to teach students what it means for business, BusinessWeek reports. Harvard Business School and Columbia University's Graduate School of…

Memo details costly perks and gifts for HISD employees

A recently released memo from the Houston Independent School District's outside law firm details for the first time the gift-giving allegations that landed the district in trouble with the U.S.…