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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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Free science opportunities for elementary students

In this program, elementary school age children will have the opportunity to practice real science and work directly with cutting- edge scientists and engineers. Students are asked to propose an…

Duke winces as a private joke slips out of control

For nearly two weeks, many on the Duke University campus had been aware of a certain senior “thesis” that a recent graduate wrote, apparently as a private joke, about her…

Google launches contest to encourage kids to code

The Google Open Source Program is announcing a new computer programming outreach effort, aimed at 13- to 18-year-old students around the world, ReadWriteWeb reports. Google Code-in will operate in a…

Microsoft proposes public health approach to internet infections

Microsoft has proposed a bold new internet security model based on the principles used to preserve public health on a global basis, USA Today reports. Scott Charney, corporate vice…

University of Minnesota to provide free iPads for research

Approximately 450 University of Minnesota students will receive Apple iPads at the end of October as a part of a major research project, reports the Minnesota Daily. The College of…

USC library offers students computer locks for rent

Students working at the University of Southern California’s Leavey Library now have the option of renting computer locks for their laptops at the circulation desk, as part of a pilot…

Engaging students while avoiding plagiarism

Mt. Olive High School is a large, diverse public school in New Jersey that experienced a unique problem with plagiarism. Student collaboration at times led to paper-sharing among students—and administrators…

Utah schools chief urges investments in early childhood, technology

During his annual State of Education speech Oct. 6, state Superintendent Larry Shumway said Utah schools have achieved a lot with limited funding, but more money should be invested in…

Purdue chosen for Verizon 4G rollout

Verizon Wireless has announced that Purdue University will be one of 38 locations across the United States chosen for the rollout of its first large-scale 4G Long Term Evolution network,…

Cisco unveils $599 home video conferencing system

Cisco Systems Inc. has launched a $599 home video conferencing system, a high-quality rival to Skype and other low-cost providers, as the network equipment maker seeks to expand in the…