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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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APQC: Process management can improve education

An ambitious program aims to transform K-12 education outcomes by focusing on the processes through which schools strive to achieve those outcomes--and it already has led to positive results (and…

Detroit’s commitment to school security

The Detroit Public Schools is moving briskly forward with plans to spend nearly...…

Great cooperation between school and law enforcement officials

School and law enforcement officials in Central Florida’s Volusia County are to be commended for their efforts to……

Sowing the seeds of creativity

Joaquin Horton, 19, who just graduated from Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles, credits a new online resource called Seedplay for helping him take his company to the next level.…

Handcuffs for first graders?

How far can a school go in disciplining students? Twenty states have laws permitting……

Schools: Protect yourselves

Here’s another story that leaves me shaking my head. A Midwestern school district has reported……

Obama defends education policies to critics

Challenging civil rights organizations and teachers' unions that have criticized his education policies, President Barack Obama said that minority students have the most to gain from overhauling the nation’s schools,…

Why the iPad is not ready for college this fall

School is starting in late August, and already a few universities are touting their decision to make the iPad a part of the classroom. But these universities might run into…

Justice Dept. joins suit accusing Oracle of overcharging U.S.

The Justice Department has joined a whistle-blower in accusing business software giant Oracle Inc. of defrauding the federal government by overcharging for software, reports the New York Times. In a…

IBM to open infrastructure lab at Carnegie Mellon

Computer giant IBM is teaming up with Carnegie Mellon University on a research lab to develop technologies to help governments better manage their infrastructure, BusinessWeek reports. The collaborative lab announced…