Register |  Lost Password?
eSchool News

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.

Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura

$46M in funding for digital textbook reader aimed at students

Kno Inc., a company developing a digital textbook reader for students, on Sept. 8 said it has received $46 million in the latest round of funding from venture capitalists, AFP…

Schools see the value of cameras

More and more school districts are seeing the value of camera systems in helping to protect campuses. There is a reason districts across the country are turning to video surveillance,…

Microsoft sends Bing back to school

Microsoft on Sept. 8 is launching Redu, a Bing-powered web site that aims to act as a "homeroom" for people interested in learning more about the state of American schools,…

Editing, enhancing Wikipedia becomes project at colleges

Some professors believe Wikipedia has no place in the footnotes of a college paper. But could it have a place on the syllabus? The Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization that…

School district, Verizon collaborate to incorporate cell phones into curriculum

Mobile phones have long been treated as contraband in classrooms, but this school year, hundreds of fifth- and sixth-graders in Toms River, N.J., will carry smart phones into their classrooms…

Feds probing claims of bias against Arizona’s non-native English speaking teachers

The federal government is investigating whether a new Arizona policy discriminates against teachers who are not native English speakers, reports the Arizona Republic. The state’s education department for years has…

Microelectrodes translate brain waves into words

In a first step toward helping severely paralyzed people communicate more easily, Utah researchers have shown that it is possible to translate recorded brain waves into words, using a grid…

Hathaway Brown discovers the power of media literacy for students in the 21st century

Today, globalized media has the potential power to replace parents and schools as socializing agents for children. Media literacy instruction helps students “filter” media messages through accepted community norms, and…

Keep after-school events safe

The start of a new high school football season is a reason to celebrate–but it also is a time for administrators to be on guard against those who find the…

After nearly a decade, laptops changed learning in Henrico County

Henrico County, Va., is entering the 10th year of its novel program to provide a laptop computer to every middle and high school student. Now ubiquitous, the laptops have become…