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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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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…

Opinion: Stop trashing teachers!

Obama’s misguided policies and the overhyped documentary Waiting for “Superman” have turned America against its teachers, education expert Diane Ravitch writes for The Daily Beast—and this vitriol is dangerous to…

$1 million for STEM studies

To raise enthusiasm for STEM studies and to address the technology gap in classrooms, Samsung is asking 6th-12th grade teachers and their students to produce creative videos that explore the…

$10,000 college scholarship for high school seniors

The DemandTec Retail Challenge is a math and science scholarship competition that lets high school seniors across the United States compete to win a monetary scholarship toward the college of…

Awards for high school essays

The narrator of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” wants us to know that he is not “mad,” but can we believe him? In fact, how about the speaker in…

Software and other prizes for tech-savvy districts

This award honors districts for excellence in promoting informed practices, productive collaborations, sustained improvement, and an evolving awareness of their responsibilities to ensure safe, equitable, and ethical uses of technology. …

Travel expenses for tech-minded educators

CoSN members are invited to nominate an ed tech leader in U.S. K-12 school district or educational service agency who has been a true technology champion. (The nominee does not…

Awards of $40,000 for foreign language research

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program…