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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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Prizes for teen driver safety awareness

This contest, part of National Youth Traffic Safety month, is a national teen-led and school-based activism competition to help spread the word about safe teen driving and encourage youth to…

What the ultimate tablet might look like

As cool as some of the new devices are, we've yet to find one that offers everything we want in a tablet, PC World reports. Here are the essential features…

Report finds low graduation rates at for-profit colleges

A new report on graduation rates at for-profit colleges by a nonprofit research and advocacy group charges that such colleges deliver “little more than crippling debt,” citing federal data that…

Nearly 1 in 3 kids want an iPad for the holidays

Not quite sure what your little ones want from Santa this year? Well, industry researchers drew up a list, checked it twice, and guess what red-hot, 9.7-inch gadget came out…

Let schools be creative with motivation

Two demographically similar and academically impressive local high schools — Northwood in Montgomery County (Md.) and West Potomac in Fairfax County (Va.) — have been debating grades. Both schools have…

Emergency? Text 911

The Federal Communications Commission wants to bring the 911 emergency service into the 21st century with new technologies such as text messaging and automatic alerts, CNET reports. In a speech…

The Great Education Conversation

The sky’s the limit at the National Conference on Education--the premier destination to learn new approaches and to challenge your thinking. At this conference, you will get a 360-degree perspective…

Recognition for tech-savvy K-12 superintendents

Does your superintendent “get it” when it comes to technology? Does he or she demonstrate exemplary vision for the use of technology to improve all facets of education—and show outstanding…

Grants for middle and high school math teachers

Grade 6-12 applications for $5,000 or less are accepted on a rolling basis, throughout the calendar year. Grant requests of more than $5,000 are reviewed twice a year. Applications for…

$50,000 for dedicated child care teachers

The Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children’s TYLENOL National Child Care Teacher Awards is open to child care teachers throughout the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and on U.S. Air Force and…