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CTE sheds its stigma
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

CTE sheds its stigma

Career and technical education (CTE) or vocational education: either term used to stir up negative images of students without ambition. But those misplaced reputations are disappearing. CTE has established itself…

Digital Issue Article
5 Common Core priorities for the 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…

W.Va. moves to personalized learning

Education leaders in West Virginia are moving forward with an ambitious plan to bring personalized learning to students in a statewide effort under an initiative called Project 24. Project 24, which…

Help families learn, creatively, together

Technology pervades all aspects of our lives and young people are growing up playing, learning, and connecting with technology. However, parents, especially those with little to no background in technology,…

How do students feel about going mobile?

"Mobile learning" is one of the most commonly-heard phrases in education today, and research continually reinforces the fact that this learning approach has a positive impact on students. Ninety percent of…

Digital Issue Article
How to link Minecraft and math

As gaming gains steam and loses its stigma in the wake of educators who champion its engaging nature, more teachers are incorporating the strategy into their instruction.…

Top predictions for tomorrow’s classrooms

Classrooms are changing–how might tech shape the classroom of the future? Given the fast pace with which technology evolves, it’s not entirely a huge stretch to say that a new…

App of the Week: Stay in the loop

The SchoolCircle web app allows teachers to easily communicate with parents from a personal dashboard.…

September: 5 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…

Mobile learning’s major impact

As mobile learning cements its place in U.S. education, its impact continues to expand throughout school districts across the nation. Last year, Apple's education sales broke $1 billion for the first…