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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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New high school focuses on leadership and career readiness

Michigan students looking for flexible learning opportunities will soon be able to earn their high school diploma online while developing into agents of change in their local communities. Through diverse community…

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Texas districts enlist Skyward for data integration

Two Texas institutions, Mesquite Independent School District and Village Tech Schools, have enlisted Skyward, a K-12 school administrative software provider, to unify school management and data processes. Both districts identified customer…

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New law helps fight tech-based bullying

The face of a bully has changed over the years. Technology has come to replace the glaring student who pushes others down on the playground or the mean girl who uses…

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Think Through Math adds geometry to interactive math system

Think Through Learning, creators of Think Through Math (TTM), an instructional system for grades 3 and above, announced plans to expand its high school software line to include geometry. Built from…

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Colo. district adopts new assessment system with real-time feedback

Jefferson County Public Schools (Jeffco), Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) and MasteryConnect have entered into a partnership to provide high-quality interim assessment tools to all schools in the Golden, Colo. district. “To…

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How this program hopes to double reading proficiency among low-income students

Of the 60 percent of West Virginia students who come from low-income backgrounds, only a third can read proficiently by the end of third grade. That’s according to Charlotte Webb, coordinator…

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Illinois district launches digital math tools

Illinois’ Mundelein School District 75 and Discovery Education are launching a new partnership bringing Discovery Education’s new digital math textbook to all middle school students district-wide. Math Techbook™, the latest addition…

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Growth of a combined high school, community college program

A River Parishes Community College (La.) program that lets students simultaneously earn a high school diploma and an associate's degree will have its largest freshman class yet when school begins…

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U.S. expanding internet access to 200k low-income kids

A new program to connect low-income households in public housing with internet access and internet-capable devices announced July 15 will aim particularly at children and include training to help program…

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McGraw-Hill launches K-3 reading, language tool

McGraw-Hill Education, a learning science company, has announced the expansion of two key language arts and reading programs with significantly upgraded editions of SRA Open Court Reading and SRA FLEX…