EdTech Strategies

Insights into current events and issues at the intersection of education, public policy, technology, and innovation. Authored by Douglas Levin, founder and president of EdTech Strategies, LLC. A trusted adviser to federal and state policymakers and education leaders, Mr. Levin has conducted high-profile empirical research that has informed and shaped the field, helped build unique online tools for educators and school leaders, and written and spoken widely about the trends shaping the future of education.

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Posts by EdTech Strategies

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Do you know that feeling when you are told your questions about student privacy are unfounded by a representative of a company that earns 86% of […]

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

Ever wonder how stories promoted by ‘thought leaders’ on social media get selected? Filter bubbles are bad, including in educational technology. Here’s what caught my eye […]

How Should We Address the Cybersecurity Threats Facing K-12 Schools?

Thanks to my invited participation in the National Governors Association regional summit, Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge, I thought I’d take the opportunity […]

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

Ever wonder how stories covered by popular edtech outlets – such as edSurge, eSchoolNews, Tech & Learning, and THE Journal – get selected? Filter bubbles […]

The EdTech Trends You Might Be Missing (Redux)

About a year and a half ago, I launched a ‘reading list’ feature on this site in an effort to expand folks’ perspectives on technology […]

In the News: Hackers Are Targeting Schools

As quoted in: Cox, Joseph. “Hackers Are Targeting Schools in a Wave of Tax Info Phishing Attacks.” Motherboard. 13 February 2017. “There is a pretty […]

IRS Official to Schools: “One of the Most Dangerous Email Phishing Scams We’ve Seen”

“This is one of the most dangerous email phishing scams we’ve seen in a long time. It can result in the large-scale theft of sensitive […]

Archived: E‐rate Modernization Progress Report (Jan 2017)

On February 3, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rescinded a report issued two weeks earlier that examined the progress of E‐rate since the modernization orders of […]

On Altering the Public Record on E-Rate

As quoted in: Herold, Benjamin. “Under New Leadership, FCC Quashes Report on E-rate Program’s Success.” Education Week. 8 February 2017. It’s common for a federal […]

On FCC Support for Schools Under a Trump Administration (Cont’d)

As quoted in: Herold, Benjamin. “FCC Chair to Step Down; Championed E-Rate Reform, Net Neutrality.” Education Week. 15. December 2016. Given the president-elect’s stated intent […]

How Will the Presidential Election Results Influence Education Technology in Schools?

As quoted in: Dobo, Nichole. “How will the presidential election results influence education technology in schools?” The Hechinger Report. 16 November 2016. Will schools continue […]

On FCC Support for Schools Under a Trump Administration

As quoted in: Molnar, Michele and Davis, Michelle R. “Post-Election Positioning: Implications for Education Companies.” EdWeek Market Brief. 11 November 2016. A Trump-appointed FCC could […]