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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.

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After nearly a decade, laptops changed learning in Henrico County

Henrico County, Va., is entering the 10th year of its novel program to provide a laptop computer to every middle and high school student. Now ubiquitous, the laptops have become…

iPad competitors lining up

Starting this fall and stretching into early next year, big-name gadget and PC makers are readying their own touch-screen tablets to compete with Apple’s iPad, CNET reports. The big players…

In a new role, teachers move to run schools

At a school in Newark, N.J., the teaching staff is the administration, reports the New York Times—raising teacher morale but potentially blurring educators’ focus. Dominique D. Lee and five other…

Forget what you know about good study habits

Psychologists have discovered that some of the most hallowed advice on study habits is flat wrong, reports the New York Times. Traditional studying advice is cheap and all too familiar:…

A strong password isn’t the strongest security

Elaborate requirements for account passwords might sound invincible, but experts say Americans aren't paying enough attention to other online security threats, reports the New York Times. Make your password strong,…

FCC seeks input on rules for online services

In the latest twist in the Federal Communications Commission’s pursuit of “net neutrality” rules to prevent broadband providers from discriminating against certain types of traffic flowing over their lines, federal…

Designing a high-definition high school TV production studio

When Minnesota School District 112 decided to build a new high school, it offered Dan Pelowski, instructional technology coordinator for the district's secondary schools, a rare opportunity to design a…

eSN Publisher’s Report: Secure Social Media for K-12

Sponsored content: Seedplay provides the means necessary to envision, plan, seek funding, and complete an individual or team student project. …

UC campuses mitigate risk–and save millions in the process

The University of California’s Office of Risk Services worked with IBM to design and build an Enterprise Risk Management System based on IBM’s analytics, portal, and collaboration software to manage…

Helping schools forecast future trends

In the last few years, IBM has acquired two companies to help it improve its offerings to the education industry in the predictive analytics space. In 2007, IBM acquired Cognos…