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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

L.A. students get new financial literacy platform

California Credit Union recently launched its Financial Scholars Program, a new initiative to bring financial literacy education to high school students across Los Angeles County. The program will be delivered in…

How online learning is changing credit recovery

Online learning is playing an increasingly important part in credit recovery for students with a variety of academic needs, according to a new report from the International Association for K-12…

MIND Research hosts math fair in Chicago

Thousands of Chicagoans experienced math through games, puzzles, theater performances, music, technology and even a bounce house on September 26 at Navy Pier. MIND Research Institute’s 2015 Math Fair: At the…

10 schools to pilot new digital courseware

Citizen Schools, a national educational nonprofit focused on extending the learning day for high-need students by providing direct instruction and project-based apprenticeships taught by volunteers, has received a $350,000 grant…

Bill would keep schools out of students’ social media accounts

A proposed Wyoming law would make it illegal for school districts to demand access to students' Facebook, Snapchat or other social media accounts. The Legislature's Task Force on Digital Information Privacy…

Math tutoring startup uses mobile chats to connect students and tutors

Stanford University is investing in MathCrunch, an on-demand mobile math tutoring company, with its StartX Fund. MathCrunch will use the investment to enhance the quality of tutoring sessions on its platform,…

Napa County wins $50K collaboration prize for vocabulary gap solution

The Napa County Office of Education has emerged as the grand prize winner of CDW-G's Collaboration Nation, a program recognizing school districts' commitment and dedication to student success, collaboration, and…

5 steps to universally-designed instruction

Goalbook has published a white paper, Different Paths Up the Same Mountain, which outlines a 5-step instructional design process for educators to apply in the classroom. The new state and…

How do parents really feel about data?

New data from the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) reveals a majority of parents participating in a survey said they support using student data to inform educational practices, but they…

Florida district deploys new math tool

Florida’s Jackson County School District will deploy LearnBop, a math learning system, to students across the school district. Following the rollout of Digital Jackson, a one-to-one initiative providing Windows 8 tablets…