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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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Final common standards in English, math released

A year-long effort to define a common set of academic standards for English and math culminated on June 2 with the release of the final version of the Common Core…

Teachers speak about campus security

Last fall I was involved with a Zogby International survey, in which 400 K-12 teachers answered all manner of campus security questions. There were some interesting findings. Nearly a third…

Glassboro Public Schools stay a step ahead of district needs

As the technology requirements of teachers, staff, and students at Glassboro Public Schools evolve, we often find the answers to our needs in our existing Schoolwires Centricity web site and…

Mizzou balances line between protecting students and staying out of faculty’s way

Universities pride themselves on giving students the intellectual freedom to explore their academic interests in an open, independent, and safe learning environment. A critical component of this mission is to…

HISD hopes $8K-a-year program can save millions in e-Rate funding

The Houston Independent School District will implement monitoring software to ensure that district employees abide by federal e-Rate compliance rules, after the district settled a lawsuit with the Federal Communications…

Stop the bullying

Data indicating that more children are being bullied in and out of school, along with news that a 15-year-old girl committed suicide after being bullied by classmates, have prompted new…

The 21st century classroom

Imagine a classroom where the teacher can evaluate and analyze student performance in "real-time." Envision collaborative instruction on one side of a metropolitan area, using team teaching, with another…

New Visions for public schools

New Visions is an outside organization contracted by the New York City School District to support schools instructionally. Thus, it is contractually responsible for school performance on student achievement…

Rivals seize on troubles of Facebook

The New York Times reports that it sounds like a kamikaze mission: an upstart with a meager number of users and no capital squaring off against Facebook, a social networking…

WebM and Google’s web-video plan

Google, trying step by step to rebuild everything in the computing industry from internet protocols to cloud-computing services, began a new project called WebM on Wednesday that seeks to begin…