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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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Diane Ravitch discusses current education issues

Diane Ravitch, research professor at New York University, discusses education call-to-actions and other current issues during her interview at the 2010 AASA conference.…

Viewpoint: Is Superman the conversation we need?

It’s hard to look away from the small, vulnerable faces of the children whose educational odysseys are highlighted in the movie Waiting for Superman. It’s hard not to sympathize with…

Online collaboration across the globe

In its technology implementation framework, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) shares standards that staff and students should learn, including skills to collaborate online with different people across…

$50,000 for new playgrounds

Locals in your community can donate points to their schools by entering the code found on any of their 13 favorite Coca-Cola products at www.mycokerewards.com. Sprite will work with the…

More than $13,000 for fine arts projects

Simply paint, draw or sketch an original work of visual art addressing the theme, Scenes of Nature, using materials purchased at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores or Joann.com. Complete an…

Awards for open-source developers

Google's contest to introduce pre-university students to the many kinds of contributions that make open source software development possible, is starting on November 22, 2010. Students worldwide are invited to…

Play games for scholarship money

Competition for scholarships is grouped into a series of 75 day rounds. Players will compete against the entire ScholarGamers.com community to generate the highest cumulative scores for 45 days.…

Fellowships for science teachers

Renewable for up to five years and valued at up to $150,000, the highly competitive Fellowships support America’s best and brightest teachers of high school mathematics and science at the…

$25,000 for middle school science fans

The Broadcom MASTERS, a program of Society for Science & the Public, is designed to inspire and reward interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) among students in the…

$10K and an iPad for high school heroes

This first-of-its-kind social entertainment program and competition is centered on inspirational people in the high school community, including students and teachers. Users can now nominate and vote for their favorite…