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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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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…

$100K total for STEM video games

The Youth Prize aims to engage middle school students (grades 5 through 8) in STEM learning by challenging them to design original video games. The Challenge will be open…

$5,000 for environmentally-friendly schools

The contest is designed to educate and create awareness about the positive impact trees have on the environment. One school or community will be awarded five unique, historical trees from…

21st century library valued at $20K

Recorded Books K-12 and three-time Teacher of the Year award winner Alan Sitomer are challenging middle and high-school teachers to collaborate with their students and create a book report using…