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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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SROs: A great investment in campus safety

One of the best security measures any district can employ is a school resource officer (SRO)--a trained police officer assigned to a campus. If an emergency strikes, the officer is…

College yearbook collections, newspaper archives go digital

Colleges across the nation are making digital copies of old yearbooks, student newspapers, and course catalogs for researchers and alumni to access online, USA Today reports. LYRASIS, an Atlanta-based group…

McGraw-Hill Education buys lecture capture company Tegrity

McGraw-Hill Education has bought privately held Tegrity Inc., a lecture capture software company, as it continues to shift away from its traditional textbook publishing roots, Dow Jones reports. Terms of…

Ad group unveils plan to improve web privacy

As the debate over online privacy and advertiser access to users’ data continues, a group of the advertising industry’s largest trade organizations was to announce on Oct. 4 the details…

Toshiba unveils glasses-free 3D TV

Toshiba Corp. has unveiled the world's first high-definition, liquid crystal display (LCD) 3D television that does not require special glasses—one of the biggest consumer complaints about the technology, reports the…

Boston schools failed non-English speakers

Thousands of students in Boston who are not proficient in English will be entitled to language assistance under an agreement between the city's public schools and the U.S. Department of…

Senators spar over for-profit education

A U.S. Senate committee probing allegations that some for-profit schools push students into big debt and fail to educate them likely will introduce a bill tightening rules next year, Reuters…

House bill would create office of STEM education

Calling the country "woefully inequipped" to teach students about science and math, Rep. Mike Honda, D-Calif., introduced a bill Sept. 29 that would create an office to oversee federal efforts…

Making math lessons as easy as 1, pause, 2, pause …

An increasingly popular approach to teaching math emphasizes visual aids and a slow pace, with a week on the numbers 1 and 2. And while teachers initially are skeptical of…

A simple swipe on a phone, and you’re paid

A new device from a company called Square snaps into an iPhone and lets any user become a credit card authorizing entrepreneur, with no setup fees or contracts, writes New…