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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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Texas sues feds over $830M in education aid

Texas officials filed a lawsuit Sept. 23 against the U.S. Department of Education, seeking to overturn the federal agency's rejection of the state's application for more than $830 million in…

Obama: Money alone can’t solve school predicament

President Barack Obama started the school week Sept. 27 with a call for a longer school year, and he said the worst-performing teachers have "got to go" if they don't…

A comprehensive approach to math reform pays off

Officials in North Carolina’s Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District knew they needed a change when the annual number of students performing at grade level on state mathematics tests grew by just 3…

Evidence suggests that the interactive classroom model works

A four-year, $3 million study funded by the Institute of Education Sciences and the U.S. Department of Education found that Algebra I students whose teachers used TI-Navigator networked classroom technology…

Teaching the hardest-to-learn math concepts

What are the concepts within core math topics that students struggle to understand in particular? Under the direction of Melendy Lovett, president of education technology for Texas Instruments, that was…

An essential tool for teaching

The National Council for Teachers of Mathematics holds that technology is “an essential tool for teaching and learning mathematics effectively” and that it extends teaching and learning opportunities.…

eSN Special Report: The Interactive Math Classroom

In Audrey Cucci’s math classes in Frankfort, N.Y., it’s not unusual to see students moving around the room, engrossed in conversation, sometimes even laughing—and generally having a good time.…

Taunt them with technology and they will not resist the fever

As unusual as it may sound, I used a new technology to attract teachers’ interest when our district approached implementation, rather than face pushback when we implemented the new technology,…

FCC opens up unused TV signals for broadband

In a highly anticipated move that could lead to faster, more robust Wi-Fi networks in schools, the Federal Communications Commission is opening up unused airwaves between television stations for wireless…

Education Department grants $442M for teacher merit pay

The federal Education Department is giving school districts and nonprofit organizations from across the country $442 million to create merit pay programs for teachers and principals, reports the Associated Press.…