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

In the News: On the Nevada Ready 21 1:1 Laptop Program

As quoted in: Schwartz, Sarah. “Nevada Recommits Funding for State 1-to-1 Program.” Education Week. 21 September 2017. “While those sound like common-sense steps for folks […]

In the News: On School Surveillance Threats

As quoted in: Abamu, Jenny. “Why the State of Surveillance in Schools Might Lead to the Next Equifax Disaster.” EdSurge. 19 September 2017. However, privacy […]

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

I take it as a given that thanks to online advertising and the rise of information brokers that we live in a time of extreme […]

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition)

No commentary this week (not for a lack of things to say, just time), but one quick update: TV news reports of school cyber incidents […]

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition)

Two news stories this week have turned my attention (again) to the issue of conflict of interest in education, technology, and public policy. The first […]

EdTech Strategies Joins 500+ Small Businesses in Support of Preserving Net Neutrality

EdTech Strategies, LLC joined over 500 small businesses from across the country in an open letter filed yesterday with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) raising concerns over […]

In the News: On Conflicts of Interest in EdTech

As quoted in: Singer, Natasha. “Silicon Valley Courts Brand-Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Issues.” New York Times. 2 September 2017. Unlike industry influence in medicine, however, […]

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

I recently revisited the central prediction of the influential 2008 book, Disrupting Class – that the growth in computer-based delivery of education will accelerate swiftly […]

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 25 Edition)

Autumm Caines reflects on her personal experiences with an edtech professional organization and as an edtech conference attendee. An important set of considerations and timely […]

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition)

(Mostly) back from my August hiatus, I’m pleased to offer up the next edition of A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News. In the absence […]

The 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform: Digital Learning

I have been critical of the treatment of technology in both the 2015 and 2016 Education Next back-to-school polls for a variety of reasons. Credit […]

K-12 Cyber Incident Map: 8 School Districts Have Experienced Multiple Cyber Incidents Since 2016

One interesting and potentially concerning trend that has emerged in compiling data for the K-12 Cyber Incident Map is that the number of schools and/or districts […]