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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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New tool helps explore path to more tech grads

Policy makers and philanthropists have a new resource in the effort to increase the number of graduates in science, technology, engineering, and math, reports the Associated Press: An online tool…

Amazon launches ‘Kindle for the Web’

Amazon has unveiled a program that allows Kindle electronic books to be sampled in a web browser, AFP reports. "Kindle for the Web" is featured on the online retail giant's…

CUNY, IBM to open unique school in New York City

The City University of New York and IBM will open a unique school that merges high school with two years of college, allowing students to earn an associate's degree, reports…

4,100 students prove ‘small is better’ rule wrong

With 4,100 students, Massachusetts’ Brockton High School is an exception to what has become conventional wisdom in many educational circles, reports the New York Times: that small is almost always…

Kno announces single-screen tablet textbook

Kno has announced that it plans to make a single-screen version of its tablet textbook, ReadWriteWeb reports. The company received a $46 million round of funding in August for its…

New internet tools create class collaboration

In Alison Saylor's technology class, she teaches her students more than just computers: In fact, she says they're learning things that just might revolutionize the classroom, 9news.com reports. "It's a…

Rutgers to launch a new program promoting politeness

Inspired in part by the propensity for today’s students to lose themselves in technology or leave nasty anonymous comments on web sites, Rutgers University this week is launching Project Civility,…

Buses need security, too

School buses are often a likely place for assaults, bullying, and vandalism to occur. In a Chicago suburb, a 3-year-old, hearing-impaired girl was allegedly assaulted on a school bus on…

Anger as a private company takes over libraries

A private company in Maryland has taken over public libraries in ailing cities in California, Oregon, Tennessee, and Texas, growing into the country’s fifth-largest library system. Now the company has…

Gates Foundation focuses on college graduation

For many years, diversity in higher education has been measured by how many low-income students and students of color enroll in college. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation wants to…