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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

Alma releases new standards tracker

Alma Technologies, Inc., provider of a holistic student engagement platform for K-12 schools, has added a standards tracking tool that empowers educators to more effectively teach to proficiency against any…

New OpenEd partnerships expand access to resources

OpenEd, creator of an online library of standards-aligned resources for K-12 teachers, is expanding new partnerships that now make its resources available real-time across a broad range of ed tech…

Summer of Creativity $500 grants available for young changemakers

As school lets out for the summer, Youth Service America (YSA) is calling on kids to make this a Summer of Creativity. YSA, through support from Disney | ABC Television Group…

Cincinnati Schools launches blended learning AP courses

Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) is launching an Advanced Placement (AP) Blended Learning program, and wireless provider Kajeet will provide students with mobile hotspots to support the district's efforts. The district is…

Virtual reality STEM program helps special needs students

n a typical day at Lee Mathson Middle School in East San Jose, California, students can explore the inside of a volcano via a three-dimensional, holographic image. The Mathson students are…

Barracuda announces next-gen firewall, web security integrations

Barracuda Networks recently announced a number of security product integrations intended to help schools protect students. Barracuda has enhanced its next-generation firewall products in an attempt to improve support for transparently…

Instructure launches Canvas Data

Instructure, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company and creator of the Canvas learning management system (LMS), has released Canvas Data, a hosted data solution providing fully optimized data to K-12 and higher…

D2L launches newest Brightspace Insights

D2L (formerly “Desire2Learn”) recently unveiled the newest version of its Brightspace Insights analytics suite. With this release, D2L can now aggregate and capture streamed student data from across the entire…

New bill would support innovative internet pilots for students

New legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate would support innovative methods to give students access to the internet and digital tools outside of classrooms. The Digital Learning Equity Act of 2015,…

Adobe unveils 2015 Creative Cloud release

Adobe's 2015 release of Creative Cloud includes major updates to Adobe’s desktop tools, including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Premiere Pro CC and InDesign CC; as well as new connected mobile…