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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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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…

Funds for school programs and activities

National PTA and Promethean are launching a national initiative to help members “Fund their Dream ActivClassroom.” As part of a new three-year sponsorship, Promethean will help local PTAs interested…

Awards for women in higher education

The State Network Leadership Award is awarded to an outstanding women’s network or college/university program that makes innovative and visionary contributions to the advancement of women in higher education. The…

FCC taking on cyberbullying in schools

Reuters reports that schools receiving subsidies for internet service will have to teach students about the perils of cyberbullying and the responsible use of social networking sites, the Federal Communications…

Readers weigh in on Facebook in school, 21st-century skills

Recent eSchool News stories inspired readers to add their thoughts to important ed-tech issues and events. Here, we've assembled the latest reader comments to keep you up to date on…

New York City plans to release ratings of teachers based on test scores

A battle that erupted in Los Angeles this summer over the public release of teacher ratings is flaring in New York this week and could become prominent in the debate…