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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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 […]

Ad Tracking and Education

Tracking users for the purpose of targeted advertising is the dominant business model of the the web as we know it. In exchange for free […]

In The News: Hackers Target Nation’s Schools

As quoted in: Hobbs, Tawnell D. “Hackers Target Nation’s Schools.” Wall Street Journal. 23 October 2017. Cyber experts say schools need to be proactive in […]

On the Air: Hackers Target Student Data as Schools Report Increasing Cyberattacks

As interviewed by Todd Zwillich on WNYC’s The Takeaway (“Hackers Target Student Data as Schools Report Increasing Cyberattacks“). .

The Reason for a Hiatus

Loyal readers may notice that the weekly round-up of news stories and commentary – A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News – has been on […]

In The News: On $300 Million Corporate Commitment to Trump Administration’s #CSforKids Initiative

As quoted in: Schwartz, Sarah. “Questions Linger Over Companies’ $300 Million Computer Science Pledge.” Education Week. 12 October 2017. Doug Levin, the founder and CEO […]

In the News: On Cybercriminals Making Direct Threats Against Students

As quoted in: Cox, Joseph. “‘Dark Overlord’ Hackers Text Death Threats to Students, Then Dump Voicemails From Victims.” Daily Beast. 5 October 2017. Doug Levin, […]

In the News: When Twitter Goes Bad

As quoted in: Herold, Benjamin. “Hacked Twitter Accounts a New Headache for Schools.” Education Week. 28 September 2017. “Platforms such as Twitter are awash in […]

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

It’s not you, dear Twitter, it’s me. I’m having some trust issues and just need some space.  Like so many others, I’ve made new friends […]

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