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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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Innovation in manufacturing: More than just new technology

The demands on today's workforce are quite different than a decade ago. This is no truer for U.S. manufacturing than other sectors of our economy. However, manufacturing--unlike other industry segments--has…

Practice the plan

Recently police officers moved through a Florida middle school hunting for a gunman that had opened fire on campus. There was blood everywhere. Students were lying on the…

Securing K-12 networks for 1:1 computing

The adoption of 1:1 computing programs and online K-12 learning programs are driving an industry-wide move toward accessible network access. In East Grand Rapids Public Schools, and in school districts…

Survey reveals slow progress in education technology

U.S. schools’ average overall scores on an annual survey designed to measure their progress toward implementing 21st-century classrooms and learning skills increased less than 1 percent from 2009, even though…

Lock the gates

It seems a first-grade student recently slipped away from a Massachusetts school with the intention of walking home. Apparently, none of the school staff noticed him leaving. Fortunately, he was…

Kid vandals?

The criminals seem to get younger all the time. A school in Louisiana recently reported...…

3,000 new sex offenders each month

As of June, there are now 716,750 registered sex offenders in this country. What alarms me is that number is up nearly 72,000 over the past two years. I…

No failure to communicate: School-wide communication systems for the 21st century

For most of us who remember classroom announcements in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, we recall the tinny, muffled "voice of God" summoning an unlucky classmate to the principal's office.…

Thoughts from the show floor

Which came first...the chicken or the egg? I sometimes wonder about that when I'm in the exhibit hall at educational technology conferences like ISTE. When you look around the show…

Google Wave for the K-12 classroom

Here I am at a session about Google Wave (presenters: Tim Stack, Utah Education Network, Jared Covili, and Mitchell Jorgensen). I have always been intrigued by this technology, but have…