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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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Law allows ads on school web sites, but few districts selling space

Arizona school districts can offer bus and web site space for advertising, but it appears few in the East Valley are seeing a big impact from the state's law, reports…

Editorial: Ed-tech funds sit idle as California bickers

California is the home of Silicon Valley and the most sophisticated data systems in the world, yet it continues to rank near the bottom for student and teacher use of…

Let cops carry the guns

One thing that still surprises me is the number of states willing to allow college and university students to carry concealed weapons on campus. More than 30 years in law…

What price on student safety?

One of the most important security measures any district can employ is a program in which……

Providing standardized technology for equal student experience

With the school year at a close, university administrators have a new class of arrivals to look forward to in the fall, and with that a new set of technology…

Cameras up North

Although security cameras in schools raise staff and student privacy issues, they can be highly beneficial when it comes to...…

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…