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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

MobyMax launches K-8 cognitive skills science curriculum

MobyMax, developer of personalized and blended learning curriculum for K-8 students, is kicking off the 2015-2016 school year by releasing a new Touch Curriculum technology that uses more than 20,000…

What’s the future for libraries?

Minecraft and makerspaces are transforming the traditional library in one city, as the stacks take a backseat.…

New state versions of Waggle will conform to learning standards

Triumph Learning, producer of K-12 texts and interactive digital tools, unveiled new versions of Waggle, its smart practice solution, to align with learning standards in New York, Pennsylvania and Florida. The…

Classi, Knewton to launch adaptive learning courses abroad

Knewton has announced a partnership with Classi to provide adaptive learning solutions to Japanese public schools. Classi is a joint venture of Benesse, the largest education publisher in Japan, and renowned…

New TV series focuses on social-emotional learning

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and national public media producer WGBH today announced a co-production agreement for the creation of a television and cross-platform series based on the Gossie & Friends…

Hobsons, Gallup partner for strengths-based PD courses

Hobsons and Gallup have announced plans to launch on-site and online professional development courses to help teachers identify their strengths and apply them in their teaching. The program will also help…

Rural district turns to online speech therapy

Although districts are required to provide students in need with special education and related services such as speech therapy, many face obstacles in doing so. One such school district, Lone…

13 Common Core facts for parents

By now, many parents have heard of the Common Core State Standards. But that doesn’t mean they understand why states are adopting the Common Core, what the Common Core will…

Science resource targets K-5 STEM gap, NGSS

A new science resource launching this month is intended to engage K-5 students in problem-based science learning. The curriculum also integrates literacy with science and engineering teaching practices. Inspire Science, from…

Skyward, Certica launch formative assessment solution

Skyward, a K-12 school administrative software provider, and Certica Solutions, Inc., a provider of K-12 data management and education content solutions, have formed a partnership to support the creation and…