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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

Toshiba unveils 2-in-1 detachable PC

Toshiba’s Business Solutions Division (BSD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., recently announced the Portege Z20t, a versatile premium 2-in-1 detachable PC with high-precision pen input designed for…

MindLaunch debuts “Intelligent Educator Match”

An online education company is using a system that matches students to the online educator who best suits their learning needs. MindLaunch, which uses interactive video teaching by state-licensed educators, launched…

How can the U.S. change math education?

Changing the way math content is presented to students and ensuring teachers feel empowered in their math instruction are two important steps to elevating math education in the U.S., according…

Obama seeks laws on student privacy, data hacking

A White House official said President Obama on Jan. 12 will announce a measure aimed at preventing companies from selling student data to third parties and from using information collected…

NYC rescinds school cell phone ban

A Bloomberg-era ban on students possessing cell phones in New York City public schools is being lifted, the Department of Education said on Jan. 7. Under the policy shift, formally announced…

Lack of home internet access hinders students with school-provided iPads

Replacing some Hamilton County students' textbooks with iPads was a move intended to boost faltering public education performance. Tablets were more engaging that their printed predecessors, and they opened up a…

Discovery Ed launches Math Techbook

Digital content and PD provider Discovery Education officially unveiled its Math Techbook, a digital textbook designed to promote lasting student proficiency. Math Techbook, the latest addition to the company’s award-winning line…

4 grants for innovation, libraries, and active learning

School funding is a challenge even in the post prosperous of times, especially when it comes to ed tech–technology is always changing, and maintaining or upgrading initiatives, tools, or resources…

Digital learning in Singapore: CoSN leads K-12 delegation

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) is leading a senior-level delegation to Singapore from January 9-17 for a strategic discussion on technology in schools. Educators will meet with Singaporean dignitaries and…

Henry Ford Foundation Teacher Innovator Awards

Do you know a teacher who has inspired others to challenge the limits of what’s possible? Who encourages others to create bold solutions? The Henry Ford Foundation is looking for teachers who…