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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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Despite image, union leader backs school change

In “Waiting for Superman,” the new education documentary, the union leader Randi Weingarten is portrayed, in the words of Variety, as “a foaming satanic beast," the New York Times reports.…

Obama to renew Hispanic education initiative

President Barack Obama will renew a major initiative aimed at boosting academic achievement among Hispanic students, the Miami Herald reports. The news delighted South Florida educators, who said local…

Facebook says apps transmitted user information

The latest Facebook privacy fiasco shows that the world's largest online social hub is having a hard time putting this thorny issue behind it even as it continues to attract…

Vt. judge weighs cell phone tracking suit by ACLU

A Vermont judge heard arguments but didn't rule Oct. 18 on a lawsuit aimed at forcing the state to reveal whether and how its criminal investigators use cell phone tracking…

What you should know about the 2011 e-Rate program

To fully leverage 2011 e-Rate funding in boosting broadband access, it’s important to understand the latest changes to the program (and there are many)—but don’t overlook the things that didn’t…

e-Rate administrator: New rules should help fund more applicants

The head of the agency that administers the federal e-Rate program had strong words of support for new FCC rules that he said would further streamline the program and should…

$12K for impactful writing teachers

Each year the College Board recognizes exceptional teachers of grades 6-12 for the innovative methods they use to develop their students' writing skills. Grants of $3,000 each will be awarded…

$2,000 for driver safety projects

This grant program uses service-learning to help address teen driver safety issues. Applicants work together to develop a campaign to address the issue of teen driver safety in the community.…

$10K for school running teams

Once a week from October 11 through December 13, 2010, a random winning newsletter subscriber will be selected to receive a bag of running goodies and have the opportunity to…

Up to $10,000 for high school entrepreneurs

High-school seniors with a flair for entrepreneurship are encouraged to apply online for a chance to win a scholarship valued from $1,000-$10,000. This awards program was established to raise awareness…