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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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Google tablets may pass iPad with more accessibility

Tablet computers running Google Inc.’s Android will start taking sales from Apple Inc.’s iPad this holiday season and may surpass it in a few years as device makers adopt the…

Midwestern states revamp teacher evaluations; Duncan talks education, technology

Illinois is not alone in the recent changes it has made to teacher evaluations. Several other Midwestern states are taking similar steps, reports the Catalyst Chicago. But a new analysis…

The School of Hard Drives

In a wide-ranging interview with the New York Times, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said, “I think every student needs access to technology, and I think technology can be a hugely…

Diaspora, Facebook’s potential rival, offers a peek

Mark Zuckerberg is having a bad publicity day. Despite a flattering New Yorker profile of the founder of Facebook (both in writing and in a rather Roman statue-esque photograph), a…

Think outside the box: Doing more with less, Part 2

In my last blog, I wrote about the massive budget deficits facing most school districts, making it vital that everyone learn to do more with less. Yet, at the same…

$12,500 for budding scientists

Disney’s Planet Challenge is a free, project-based environmental and science competition for classrooms nationwide. The competition offers budding scientists the chance to use their imagination and creativity to help…

Savings bonds and grants for environmental projects

The Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge educates, empowers, and engages students and teachers nationwide to become “Agents of Change” in identifying and solving environmental problems.…

Classroom AV systems and cash prizes

The 2010 AVerMedia Interactive Classroom Video Contest asks teachers and educators to create a 2-minute or shorter “commercial-type” video as to how AVerMedia products have helped or could help in…

Almost $115K for high school essays

This contest explores the rights and responsibilities of American citizenship. Students are asked to share their thoughts on American citizenship by answering the following question: “What civic value do you…

Funds to help pay for Advanced Placement tests

The AP Test Fee program awards grants to eligible state educational agencies to enable them to pay all or a portion of advanced placement test fees on behalf of eligible…