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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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Japan to pilot digital textbooks in classrooms

Japan soon will start piloting electronic textbooks in its primary schools, enhancing the role of IT in the classroom for a generation of "digital natives" born in the wired age,…

Newark, NJ, schools to get $100M Facebook donation

Mark Zuckerberg, the 26-year-old wunderkind behind Facebook, is making a move to become a player in philanthropy just before the opening of a film that portrays him as less than…

RIM readies its answer to iPad

The Wall Street Journal reports that BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. could unveil its new tablet computer—as well as the operating system that will power it—as early as next…

Facebook founder to donate $100 million to remake Newark’s schools

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive and a founder of Facebook, has agreed to donate $100 million to improve the long-troubled public schools in Newark, and Gov. Chris Christie will cede some…

For-profit higher ed company opens national ad campaign

The national ad campaign by for-profit higher education provider Corinthian Colleges Inc. seeks to draw decision-makers and the broader public into a long-simmering debate over whether the federal government should…

U. of Florida debates flat-fee tuition

The Miami Herald reports that Florida's state university system is mulling a one-size-fits-all tuition structure for full-time students--an idea that could lead some to graduate sooner, but also carries the…

Campus recovering after massacre

It’s been more than five years now since a 16-year-old student at Red Lake High School in Minnesota shot and killed his grandfather and the grandfather’s girlfriend. He then took…

Indiana students get online tutoring in math

At least 35,000 Indiana middle school and high school students will get online math tutoring as part of a state Department of Education pilot program, according to an Associated Press…

House OKs more degrees for community colleges

Community colleges could offer four-year degrees in nursing, under legislation passed by the House and now headed to the Senate, where the state's 15 universities hope to block it, the…

Value of college degree is growing, study says

Despite rising tuition and student-loan debt levels, the long-term payoff from earning a college degree is growing, according to a forthcoming study from College Board, reports the New York Times.…