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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In the News: Educational Android Apps Improperly Track Children

As quoted in: Herold, Benjamin. “Thousands of Android Mobile Apps Improperly Track Children, Study Says.” Education Week. 13 April 2018. “This [“‘Won’t Somebody Think of […]

2017 NAEP: Exploring the “Homework Gap” in Math Performance

Given the vast amount of data that the US Department of Education released today regarding student academic performance in math and reading, it will take […]

Podcast: Schools prove soft targets for hackers

As interviewed on the Educate Podcast, a collaboration of American Public Media and The Hechinger Report (“Schools prove soft targets for hackers“).

In the News: Schools Should Delete Facebook

As quoted in: Schwartz, Sarah. “Schools Choose Not to Delete Facebook Despite Data-Privacy Worries.” Education Week. 6 April 2018. A school district page or group gives Facebook […]

In the News: Potential K-12 Fallout From Facebook’s Crisis of Trust

As quoted in: Molnar, Michele. “Privacy Experts Assess Potential K-12 Fallout From Facebook’s Crisis of Trust.” Education Week. 21 March 2018. “We’ve seen schools and […]

In the News: How Educational Institutions Are Failing to Adequately Protect Student Data

As quoted in: Kontzer, Tony. “How Educational Institutions Are Failing to Adequately Protect Student Data.” RSA Conference. 28 February 2018. Cyber criminals’ increased interest in […]

Introducing the CARE Framework for OER Stewardship

In a post of nearly two years ago (“OERwashing: Beyond the Elephant Test“), I argued that the OER community lacked a reliable way to assess […]

The Squeaky Wheel

Sometimes it pays to be a squeaky wheel. Based on her (and her family’s) review of the unfavorable Terms of Participation in the Scholastic Art & […]

In the News: On School Website Security, Privacy Practices

In the three weeks since “Tracking: EDU” officially launched, a growing number of news outlets, associations, and organizations have highlighted the findings and significance of […]

Always Read the Terms

Always. Read. The. Terms. That’s the ‘digital citizenship’ lesson that an 8th grade middle school student from New York recently learned (“How a kid cartoonist avoided […]

FBI, ED: “Cyber Criminal Group Threatens Schools and Students”

On January 31, 2018, the FBI (Cyber Division) and the Department of Education’s Office of the Inspector General issued the following warning about cyber-extortion schemes focused […]

School Websites are Bad, Just Not How You Think

New Study of School Websites Reveals Widespread Online Security and Privacy Issues According to a new study released today by EdTech Strategies, Tracking: EDU – Education Agency Website […]

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