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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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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…

Last-minute funding for education jobs looks grim

The fate of additional funding that might save thousands of teachers' jobs remains uncertain after a $10 billion education jobs bill failed to pass in Congress, leaving many schools in…

Don’t ‘pass the trash’

An investigation in 2008 by the state of Oregon found that 47 schools in the state had made a “pass the trash” deal over the previous five years. "Pass the…

Ten awards of $1M each for higher education

The objective of this program is to provide grants to institutions of higher education (IHEs) for pilot programs that expand the services of bookstores to provide the option for students…

$650,000 for individuals with disabilities

This program aims to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, by developing methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technologies that advance a wide range…

$65,000 for literacy programs

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy's grant-making program seeks to develop or expand projects designed to support the development of literacy skills for adult primary care givers and their…

Recognition for the nation’s top school counselor

The American School Counselor Association School Counselor of the Year program honors the best of the best--school counselors who are running top-notch, comprehensive school counseling programs at either the elementary,…