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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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$75,000 for projects using American art

This program invites proposals for local and regional projects that foster collaboration between K-12 teachers and humanities scholars to encourage engagement with the rich resources of American art to tell…

‘YouTube Instant’ creator, 19, finds instant fame

For Stanford University student Feross Aboukhadijeh, what started off as a bet fueled by youthful ambition and technical bravado ended up an internet hit—and quite possibly a job, CNN reports.…

The great recession’s toll on higher education

The Great Recession has had a devastating effect on higher education, forcing many students across the country to pay more for colleges that offer less, U.S. News reports. Illinois, Michigan,…

Obama: Education is essential for success in 21st century

President Barack Obama is taking to the nation's airwaves once again, this time to tell America's schoolchildren that nothing is beyond their reach as long as they dream big, work…

3D printing spurs a manufacturing revolution

New technology is giving rise to never-before-possible businesses that are selling products such as iPhone cases, architectural models, and even low-cost, customizable prosthetic limbs, reports the New York Times. San…

How the iPad is changing med school

First-year medical students at Stanford University are finding a bunch of ways to use the iPad to help them learn, Cult of Mac reports. The 91-first-year students who started three…

Think outside the box: Find ways to do more with less

Is it possible to maintain a strong security posture while spending no more or even less on security equipment and services? It is possible. But it will take careful planning…

Robotics breakthrough: Scientists make artificial skin

Biotech wizards have engineered electronic skin that can sense touch, in a major step towards next-generation robotics and prosthetic limbs, AFP reports. The lab-tested material responds to almost the same…

Public schools face lawsuit over fees

Public schools across the nation, many facing budget shortfalls, have been charging students fees to use textbooks or to take required tests or courses. Now, a civil liberties group is…