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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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$200 minigrants for school libraries

Educators are asked to answer the question, “What would $200 help you do with your school’s library?” The 10 ideas that garner the most votes through an open voting system…

The strange media coverage of Obama’s education policies

NBC News president Steve Capus said his network’s Education Nation summit this week would be a fair, serious look at public education today—but it wasn’t even close, writes Washington Post…

In Schmidt’s vision, Google will search before you even ask

In the not-so-distant future, you'll be walking down the street and your phone will beep and offer you a few lunch suggestions just around the corner, or it might tell…

Study finds first evidence that ADHD is genetic

British scientists have found the first direct evidence that attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a genetic disorder, and they say their research eventually could lead to better treatments for the…

Texting ban report met with anger, skepticism

Are texting-while-driving bans working? In a controversial report released Sept. 28, the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), an affiliate of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, found that texting bans…

Bush Institute launches initiative for principals

The first initiative of the George W. Bush Institute will focus on improving the performance of school principals, reports the Associated Press. "We know the teachers have a direct and…

Setting students on the path to high school graduation

On the road to graduation, ninth grade is the place where many students lose their way. To help all students cross the finish line with a diploma in hand, it…

Let everyone know it’s just a drill

I’ve used this blog several times to urge schools to have an emergency plan in place and then practice it again and again. The plan should cover...…

Top-notch security a must to remain in compliance, gain grants

Investing in procedures, training, and equipment that can make networks more secure is well worth the expense for higher-education institutions, and not only for the savings to bank accounts—and reputations—that…

How four institutions manage security threats

IT managers at Stanford University were concerned. As security threats to colleges and universities increased, Stanford needed to keep private matters private—but at the same time, the university’s IT staff…