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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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Intel ups the ante with bets on social gaming

Intel appears to be on a determined, if not somewhat puzzling, spending spree, the New York Times reports. In August the company acquired McAfee, the security software vendor, for nearly…

Va. OK’d textbook with black Confederates error

Virginia's Education Department approved a textbook that wrongly claims thousands of black troops fought for the Confederacy, the Associated Press reports. The agency is now warning schools about the mistake…

Sharp scaling back on laptops to focus on tablets

Sharp is scaling back its laptop PC operations and will focus resources on its recently announced Galapagos tablet PC and mobile terminals, PC World reports. The move comes as Sharp…

The computer ate my teacher! Technology and the new face of today’s classroom

I recently worked with a sixth grade teacher in Arlington, Texas, who was piloting a virtual science club program with her in-class students. Ms. Mueller was delighted that her…

Early action could aid in admission, report finds

It is a question on the minds of so many high school seniors at this time of year: How can you raise your chances of getting into your No. 1…

Ga. school district wins $1 million Broad prize

Georgia's largest school system has won the nation's top prize in public education, which will provide $1 million in college scholarships for needy students in the district, the Associated Press…

City sets deal with Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. will provide New York City with an array of computer services under a five-year agreement announced Oct. 20, a coup for the tech giant in its race against…

Critics urge FCC to forget net neutrality

Telecom policy experts say it is time for the Federal Communications Commission to put net neutrality issues to rest so that the agency can move on to addressing other items…

72 percent of parents monitor their kid’s Facebook page

PC World reports that nearly three quarters (72 percent) of parents monitor their child's social networking account, says TRUSTe. The privacy services provider's 'The Kids are Alright' report also revealed…

In a digital age, students still cling to paper textbooks

They text their friends all day long. At night, they do research for their term papers on laptops and commune with their parents on Skype, reports the New York Times.…