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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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Classroom AV systems and cash prizes

The 2010 AVerMedia Interactive Classroom Video Contest asks teachers and educators to create a 2-minute or shorter “commercial-type” video as to how AVerMedia products have helped or could help in…

Almost $115K for high school essays

This contest explores the rights and responsibilities of American citizenship. Students are asked to share their thoughts on American citizenship by answering the following question: “What civic value do you…

Funds to help pay for Advanced Placement tests

The AP Test Fee program awards grants to eligible state educational agencies to enable them to pay all or a portion of advanced placement test fees on behalf of eligible…

Fellowships for educators to study Abraham Lincoln

This program offers 50 teachers a fellowship to study the life and legacy of our 16th president. The fellowship is open to any full-time teacher of kindergarten through 12th grade…

$500 awards for youth gardening projects

The Subaru Healthy Sprouts Award recognizes and supports youth gardening programs focused on teaching about our environment, nutrition, and hunger issues in the United States. Through winning programs, youth will…

$75,000 for projects using American art

This program invites proposals for local and regional projects that foster collaboration between K-12 teachers and humanities scholars to encourage engagement with the rich resources of American art to tell…

‘YouTube Instant’ creator, 19, finds instant fame

For Stanford University student Feross Aboukhadijeh, what started off as a bet fueled by youthful ambition and technical bravado ended up an internet hit—and quite possibly a job, CNN reports.…

The great recession’s toll on higher education

The Great Recession has had a devastating effect on higher education, forcing many students across the country to pay more for colleges that offer less, U.S. News reports. Illinois, Michigan,…

Obama: Education is essential for success in 21st century

President Barack Obama is taking to the nation's airwaves once again, this time to tell America's schoolchildren that nothing is beyond their reach as long as they dream big, work…

3D printing spurs a manufacturing revolution

New technology is giving rise to never-before-possible businesses that are selling products such as iPhone cases, architectural models, and even low-cost, customizable prosthetic limbs, reports the New York Times. San…