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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Press Conference: Rockingham County (NC) Schools Respond to a Malware Attack

UPDATED 1/3/18 to provide links to related news coverage. This incident was reported on the K-12 Cyber Incident Map (#284) on December 29, 2017. In […]

Fake News about the Future of Education

I’ve been at this technology in education thing for a long time – much of it as an analyst and researcher, some of it as […]

In the News: Criminals Make Schools’ Data a Target

As quoted in: McCray, Vanessa. “Criminals in cyberspace make schools’ data a target.” Atlanta Journal Constitution. 24 December 2017. There have been at least 283 […]

K-12 Cybersecurity: The End of Innocence

I partnered with EdSurge to write an end-of-the-year commentary on the present and future of K-12 cybersecurity (based on my experiences in producing the K-12 […]

On the Air: Ransomware Attack Leads to Student Data Breach in Texas Districts

As interviewed by The Texas Standard, the national daily news show of Texas (Ransomware Attack Leads to Breach Affecting 700 Students in 39 Texas School […]

Congress, Don’t Sell the Internet Out

The FCC is about to vote to kill Net Neutrality. Only Congress can stop it. Take action at: https://www.battleforthenet.com/  

In the News: The Problems with FERPA and COPPA

As quoted in: Schaffhauser, Dian. “The Problems with FERPA and COPPA in 21st Century Learning.” T.H.E. Journal. 5 December 2017. Doug Levin, president of EdTech […]

In the News: Schools Struggle to Keep Pace With Hackings, Other Cyber Threats

As quoted in: Herold, Benjamin. “Schools Struggle to Keep Pace With Hackings, Other Cyber Threats.” Education Week. 29 November 2017. All told, at least 235 […]

The COPPA Rule, FERPA, and the Security of Student Data

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Department of Education have recently announced their intent to host a joint workshop on ‘Student Privacy and […]

In the News: What Should (and Shouldn’t) Personalized Learning Look Like?

As quoted in: Education Week. “Surveying the Field: What Should (and Shouldn’t) Personalized Learning Look Like?” Education Week. 8 November 2017. Personalized learning should: “Be transparent […]

The New York Times Takes on Conflicts of Interest in K-12, Again

Natasha Singer—this time with colleague Danielle Ivory—have released another in the New York Times’ series ‘Education Disrupted.’ The most recent piece, entitled “Inside Silicon Valley’s […]

Podcast: “Protecting Your Childrens’ Privacy against Google, Facebook…and their Schools”

The Complete Privacy and Security Podcast is a joint effort of Michael Bazzell and Justin Carroll. Together, they wrote the “The Complete Privacy & Security Desk […]