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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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$500 awards for music education

This mini-grant program features activities designed by teachers to implement, support, and/or improve their ability to provide quality music education for their students. …

$5,000 for those who motivate students

Entrants will also be asked to provide a written statement to the question: “How do you help sharpen kids’ minds?” The answer to this question will not be used to…

Funds to help individuals enroll in postsecondary school

The purpose of the TS Program is to identify qualified individuals with potential for education at the postsecondary level and encourage them to complete secondary school and undertake a program…

Memo to Facebook: Face up to security responsibilities

Based on the importance of safe social networking, maybe it's time for Facebook and its staff to spend a little more time understanding what may be the most neglected part…

Travel for high-achieving students

This program seeks 12 top public high school juniors and 12 dynamic educators to receive seven-day, all-expenses-paid scholarships to attend the Aspen Ideas Festival, June 26 – July 2, 2011.…

$120,000 for arts and humanities programs

Over the last 13 years, the Coming Up Taller Awards have recognized the accomplishments of exceptional arts and humanities after-school and out-of-school programs across the country. Its new name, the…

Funding for community projects

This program aims to discover five inspiring people 45 and over with ideas to improve their communities. Each winner will receive $5,000 and resources and support from the Encore.org community…

Win a classroom laptop set from Acer

This program gives K-12 schools the chance to win notebooks and netbooks from Acer while learning more about mobile technology platforms that will best suit their students’ needs. Applying schools…

iPod Touch and software for courageous essays

This grant program aims to help students find inspiration in reading and writing. The contest encourages students to explore and write about their own experience with courage and how this…

Prizes for superb district web sites

The SchoolE Awards recognize the very best in web strategy, design, and effectiveness within the K-12 sector.…