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5 Common Core priorities for the new school year
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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5 Common Core priorities for the new school year

As schools gear up to dive back into learning, states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards are outlining their priorities and are identifying their top goals for the…

Digital Issue Article
Secrets of innovative schools

Secrets of innovative schools

Today’s schools, educators, and district leaders strive to give students the best education possible. Doing that means being innovative.…

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50 apps for the new school year

As some schools welcome students back and as others gear up to do the same after Labor Day, teachers and librarians have a chance to become familiar with apps that…

App of the Week: Create art like never before

This art app lets users experience a full range of artistic functionality.…

August: 4 education grants you don’t want to miss

August: 4 education grants you don’t want to miss

School funding difficulties show no sign of abating, and school budgets are stretched to the limit. Many educators and administrators rely on school grants to fund important projects and opportunities…

How-to
5 ways to choose and use K-5 apps, mobile devices

Students are typically not shy about showing their enthusiasm for using the latest mobile devices, and they're eager to share apps with teachers and friends. Sometimes, teachers are so excited by…

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6 STEM resources to engage women, minorities

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs are growing each day, expanding to reach students of all ages as they educate tomorrow's leaders. While education stakeholders and policymakers advocate for more…

Try a subject-agnostic role-playing game for your class

Classcraft is a free online educational role-playing game that teachers and students play together in the classroom.…

News
Can young students master digital writing assessments?

A new pilot study reveals that fourth grade students are well-equipped to successfully take computer-based writing assessments. The National Center for Education Statistics conducted the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)…

Digital Issue Article
5 examples of blended learning success

As new educational models gain support among educators and students who want to learn in new and different ways, blended learning is perhaps one of the strongest among these new…