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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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Janitor tells police he was fired before shooting

A school janitor told investigators he went home and got a gun before returning to an elementary school and killing the principal who had fired him several hours earlier, authorities…

Facebook treads carefully after its vital role in Egypt’s anti-Mubarak protests

In Egypt, the tried-and-true tool for opponents of President Hosni Mubarak in recent years has been Facebook, the Washington Post reports. Most recently, it was on Facebook - which boasts…

Flurry of data as rules near for commercial colleges

As the United States Department of Education gets closer to issuing its final regulations on commercial colleges’ eligibility for the federal student aid that provides the bulk of their revenue,…

T-Mobile details ’3D-capable’ Honeycomb-powered G-Slate tablet

Yahoo News reports that after getting little more than a fleeting glimpse at the LG-built G-Slate at CES last month, T-Mobile has finally spilled the beans about its upcoming Honeycomb-based…

Survey reveals educators’ must-have technologies

Interactive whiteboards are the classroom technology that teachers say they most value, and though tablet-style eReader devices such as Apple's iPad haven't been around for long, they're already considered the…

How—and why—to teach innovation in our schools

It’s wonderful to hear President Obama call for a nationwide emphasis on innovation, but it raises an interesting challenge: Where will all those innovators come from? Currently, we are chasing…

Up to $1,000 for math and science learning

Are you a K-12 teacher who develops or applies science, mathematics, and technology in your curriculum? If the answer is “yes,” you may qualify for a grant of up to…

$1K for biology teachers in higher education

This award honors a four-year college & university faculty member who demonstrates creativity and innovation in his/her teaching. Such innovation may include, but is not limited to, curriculum design, teaching…

$1,500 for biology teachers

This award will be given to a secondary school teacher who has successfully developed and demonstrated an innovative approach in the teaching of ecology/environmental science and has carried his/her commitment…

1,200 awards of $1K each from Best Buy

This year the Best Buy @15 Scholarship Program will award scholarships to students in grades 9-12 living in the U.S. or Puerto Rico who plan to enter a full-time undergraduate…