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Articles by Meris Stansbury

Originally from Ohio, Meris graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a B.A. in English Literature. After graduating, she became the Education Program Manager for The World & I, a monthly educational publication based in D.C., and joined the eSchool News team as Assistant Editor in July 2007. Now Associate Editor at eSN, Meris covers the current issues in ed-tech. Topics she's most interested in include school reform, global education, and emerging technologies and trends. When she's not busy covering education, she's in her kitchen…setting off the smoke alarm. You can reach her at mstansbury@eschoolnews.com, or find her @eSN_Meris on Twitter.

Seven proven ways to save on school budgets

Despite some small signs of an economic recovery, states continue to struggle with their budgets—and districts are still finding it necessary to cut costs wherever possible. But such drastic measures…

Update: Google touts encrypted search fix

Responding to concerns from education technology officials, internet search giant Google Inc. has moved its encrypted search feature to a new domain name. The move is intended to let schools…

Program uses smart phones to increase math scores

Two years ago, public high schools in North Carolina began a pilot project to determine whether smart phones, in conjunction with curriculum resources, could be leveraged to increase student math…

NYC schools to deploy free eMail, collaboration tools

In what could be a huge sign of change in how students learn, New York City Public Schools has begun implementation of communication and collaboration software from ePals and Microsoft—education…

Project lets users explore the cosmos from a PC

In a project that aims to pull a new generation of students toward science and technology, Microsoft and NASA have teamed up to create what they say is the largest…

Judge orders school newspaper to delete stories

Should school newspapers, or any newspapers for that matter, be forced to delete archived stories in order to clear a person’s record online? That’s the issue before a state judge…

NCTAF: Transform teaching through collaboration

According to a new report, 21st-century teaching and learning can only occur if teachers and school staff work together as a collaborative team; simple adjustments to antiquated school policies and…

Survey: Staff development is top ed-tech challenge

Making sure staff members have the professional development they need to ensure effective 21st-century education is the top challenge facing school district CTOs, according to a recent survey.…

Ten ways to combat illegal file sharing

As colleges and universities prepare to meet a new federal directive to curb illegal file sharing, one expert has a list of 10 suggestions for higher-education technology officials.…

Future of eReading: Following your eyes?

Researchers are creating applications that could take reading to a whole new level, with tools such as Text 2.0—which personalizes the user's experience by tracking eye movements.…