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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

Challenge channels real-world math

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and the Boston Celtics have launched the second online math challenge for New England schools, SCORE with Go Math! Academy and the Boston Celtics, based on…

Special education shifts to results-driven framework

The Office of Special Education Programs’ (OSEP) new Results Driven Accountability (RDA) framework changes its accountability system from a primary focus on compliance to an increased emphasis on results. To help…

How micro-credentials could have a chance

Micro-credentials could have a hugely beneficial impact on teacher professional development if they are part of a system that reflects teachers' professional values, and if they are embraced by early…

SIS itslearning and Clever partner for data integration

itslearning has announced a new relationship with Clever to provide seamless and secure data integration between the learning management system and a school’s or district’s student information system (SIS). Specifically, schools…

NASA expands high school STEM with online program

The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has received a five-year, $1.3 million grant from NASA that will support the national expansion of a STEM…

Rice U. offering free AP Physics online prep course

A free online course from Rice University uses attention-grabbing videos, interactive lab activities, dramatic physics demonstrations, engaging instructors and a free online textbook to help high school students prepare for…

New financial aid for high schoolers taking college courses

A pilot program to expand federal financial aid to high school students taking college courses will make college more affordable and accessible for low-income students, community college officials said. The U.S.…

Report: The way we buy digital instructional materials may need an overhaul

A new report urges care when purchasing digital instructional materials, and notes that factors such as interoperability, accessibility, and device access should be considered during the process. Navigating the Digital Shift:…

W.Va. leaders advocate statewide one-to-one computing

Two of West Virginia’s top K-12 education leaders on Nov. 2 advocated spreading one-to-one computing across the state. In a short speech to state and local education officials, business leaders and…

Smithsonian will study digital learning practices

The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access was awarded a $500,000 grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York to fund a two-year research project on digital learning. Findings from the…