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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. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura

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Adobe debuts learning management system

A new self-service learning management system (LMS) from Adobe is intended to enable learning professionals to easily and efficiently setup, deliver and track any form of learning. This new cloud-based offering,…

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5 ways to expand federal educational OER

In a letter sent earlier this month, a group of ed-tech stakeholders urged the Obama administration to make federally-funded educational materials available as Open Educational Resources (OER). Creating OER, which are…

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Matching funds pair robots, underserved classrooms

In the coming years, computer science education will be critical for social mobility of underprivileged communities. However, access to tools and opportunities for schools in these communities is a matter…

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Should students learn coding? Students, schools disagree

Parents across the U.S. are eager for their children to learn coding and other computer science skills, but their message hasn't yet hit the in-box of school administrators. That's the finding…

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8 little-known video resources popular with teachers

The use of video in education is growing by leaps and bounds. Videos are used in classrooms to support student learning, they play a critical role in flipped learning, and…

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More than half of students struggle with reading, report says

Nearly half of minority students and students from low-income families enter the fifth grade without basic reading skills, according to a new report urging Congress to focus on students' literacy…

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Some high school students access college courses for free

DeVry University and Connections Education have partnered to offer college courses at no cost to high school students attending International Connections Academy (iNaCA), an accredited, online private school serving students…

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MobyMax launches K-8 cognitive skills science curriculum

MobyMax, developer of personalized and blended learning curriculum for K-8 students, is kicking off the 2015-2016 school year by releasing a new Touch Curriculum technology that uses more than 20,000…

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What’s the future for libraries?

Minecraft and makerspaces are transforming the traditional library in one city, as the stacks take a backseat.…

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New state versions of Waggle will conform to learning standards

Triumph Learning, producer of K-12 texts and interactive digital tools, unveiled new versions of Waggle, its smart practice solution, to align with learning standards in New York, Pennsylvania and Florida. The…