Beverly Perdue, former Governor of North Carolina, and Doug Levin

Beverly Perdue, former Governor of North Carolina, and Doug Levin at the 2014 Education Technology Summit

Select coverage of research insights, comments, and views about technology and education issues. Doug Levin’s Education Writers Association (EWA) expert source profile offers further details on areas of expertise and media contact information.

2018

Moore, E.K. “The Information on School Websites Is Not as Safe as You Think.” The New York Times. 2 August 2018.

Majumdar, Bambi. “New tactics boost cybersecurity in schools.” Multibriefs. 1 August 2018.

Hand, Bob. “Four approaches K-12 IT directors can take to address security threats.” EdScoop. 23 July 2018.

Schaffhauser, Dian. “Schools Face Civil Liberties Battles in Effort to Adopt Facial Recognition.” T.H.E. Journal. 17 July 2018.

Satter, Mark. “Walmart’s back-to-school app asks users to trade information for convenience.” EdScoop. 12 July 2018.

Herold, Benjamin. “Jim Shelton to Step Down as Head of Chan Zuckerberg’s Education Initiative.” Education Week. 11 July 2018.

Schaffhauser, Dian. “Most Ed Tech Fails at Data and Privacy Policy Practices.” T.H.E. Journal. 14 June 2018.

Herold, Benjamin. “Student Hackings Highlight Weak K-12 Cybersecurity.” Education Week. 12 June 2018.

Healy, Michelle. “Protecting Student And Employee Data In The Cyber Age.” American School Board Journal. June 2018.

Herold, Benjamin. “Online State Testing in 2018: Mostly Smooth, With One Glaring Exception.” Education Week. 8 May 2018.

Olenick, Doug. “Cyberattack map shows impacted U.S. school districts.” SC Media. 2 May 2018.

Schaffhauser, Dian. “9 Major Trends That Will Dominate Ed Tech” T.H.E. Journal. 25 April 2018.

Jones, Jacinthia. “Tennessee says its online testing was hacked. And it has happened in other states, too.” Chalkbeat. 23 April 2018.

Herold, Benjamin. “Thousands of Android Mobile Apps Improperly Track Children, Study Says.” Education Week. 13 April 2018.

Barnum, Matt. “Don’t just talk about tech: How ‘personalized learning’ advocates are honing their messaging.” Chalkbeat. 13 April 2018.

Schaffhauser, Dian. “A Warning Call to K–12: NEPC Turns Off Facebook Account.” T.H.E. Journal. 11 April 2018.

Riddell, Roger. “Districts struggle with status as popular hacker targets.” Education Dive. 10 April 2018.

Baumhardt, Alex and Julin, Chris. “Schools prove soft targets for hackers.” APM Reports. 9 April 2018.

Schwartz, Sarah. “Schools Choose Not to Delete Facebook Despite Data-Privacy Worries.” Education Week. 6 April 2018.

Molnar, Michele. “Privacy Experts Assess Potential K-12 Fallout From Facebook’s Crisis of Trust.” Education Week. 21 March 2018.

Cavanagh, Sean. “Feds Pick California Nonprofit as Partner on Open Educational Resources Project.” EdWeek Market Brief. 12 March 2018.

Schaffhauser, Dian. “New Framework Offers Way to Validate OER Commitment.” T.H.E. Journal. 6 March 2018.

McKenzie, Lindsay. “A Guide to Good OER Stewardship.” Inside Higher Education. 5 March 2018.

Kontzer, Tony. “How Educational Institutions Are Failing to Adequately Protect Student Data.” RSA Conference. 28 February 2018.

Fine, Ariana. “Securing sites.” District Administration. 19 February 2018.

Wait, Patience. “Security, privacy weaknesses pervade state and local education websites.” EdScoop. 5 February 2018.

Schaffhauser, Dian. “School Agencies and Districts Do Crummy Job of Protecting Website Visitor Security and Privacy.” T.H.E. Journal. 1 February 2018.

Doctorow, Cory. “America’s school systems serve unencrypted web resources that are riddled with ad-tech trackers.” Boing Boing. 1 February 2018.

Zurier, Steve. “K-12 Study Gives Schools Low Marks for Protecting Student Privacy Online.” Dark Reading. 31 January 2018.

Schwartz, Sarah. “State and District Education Websites Fail to Disclose Ad Trackers, Study Finds.” Education Week. 31 January 2018.

Stratford, Michael. “Trump pitches boost to vocational education.” POLITICO Morning Education. 31 January 2018.

Johnson, Sydney. “Cybersecurity Report Spotlights Privacy Concerns on State Education and District Websites.” EdSurge. 30 January 2018.

Warner, John. “The Future of Education Will Never Arrive.” Inside Higher Education. 25 January 2018.

Brown, Emily Ann. “Most devices subject to recent Intel chip vulnerabilities, experts say.” Education Daily. 18 January 2018.

Schaffhauser, Dian. “Ransomware Breach Strikes 700 Texas Students.” T.H.E. Journal. 10 January 2018.

Russo, Alexander. “Edtech coverage, the hype cycle, and media complicity.” The Grade/Phi Delta Kappan. 3 January 2018.

2017

McCray, Vanessa. “Criminals in cyberspace make schools’ data a target.” Atlanta Journal Constitution. 24 December 2017.

Bogardus Cortez, Meghan. “3 Cybersecurity Resolutions for K–12 School Districts.” EdTech: Focus on K-12. 21 December 2017.

Johnson, Sydney. “​Blockchain, Bitcoin and the Tokenization of Learning.” EdSurge. 21 December 2017.

Hart, Alexandra. “Ransomware Attack Leads to Breach Affecting 700 Students in 39 Texas School Districts.” Texas Standard. 20 December 2017.

Catalano, Frank. “Apparent Google update glitch disconnects student Chromebooks in schools across the U.S.” GeekWire. 5 December 2017.

Schaffhauser, Dian. “The Problems with FERPA and COPPA in 21st Century Learning.” T.H.E. Journal. 5 December 2017.

Herold, Benjamin. “Schools Struggle to Keep Pace With Hackings, Other Cyber Threats.” Education Week. 29 November 2017.

Education Week. “Surveying the Field: What Should (and Shouldn’t) Personalized Learning Look Like?” Education Week. 8 November 2017.

WNYC. “Hackers Target Student Data as Schools Report Increasing Cyberattacks.” The Takeaway. 24 October 2017.

Hobbs, Tawnell D. “Hackers Target Nation’s Schools.” Wall Street Journal. 23 October 2017.

Schwartz, Sarah. “Questions Linger Over Companies’ $300 Million Computer Science Pledge.” Education Week. 12 October 2017.

Warner, John. “MOOCs Are “Dead.” What’s Next? Uh-oh.” Inside Higher Education. 11 October 2017.

Sawchuk, Stephen. “‘Open’ Curricula Offerings Expand to Social Studies.” Education Week. 10 October 2017.

Cox, Joseph. “‘Dark Overlord’ Hackers Text Death Threats to Students, Then Dump Voicemails From Victims.” Daily Beast. 5 October 2017.

Bogardus Cortez, Meghan. “3 Cyberhygiene Tips for K–12 End Users.” EdTech: Focus on K-12. 3 October 2017.

Herold, Benjamin. “Hacked Twitter Accounts a New Headache for Schools.” Education Week. 28 September 2017.

Wan, Tony. “How to Protect Education Data When No Systems Are Secure.” EdSurge. 25 September 2017.

Schwartz, Sarah. “Nevada Recommits Funding for State 1-to-1 Program.” Education Week. 21 September 2017.

Abamu, Jenny. “Why the State of Surveillance in Schools Might Lead to the Next Equifax Disaster.” EdSurge. 19 September 2017.

Wan, Tony. “Tales From 3 Surveys: Hope, Buzz and Fears to Expect in the 2017-18 School Year.” EdSurge. 5 September 2017.

Singer, Natasha. “Silicon Valley Courts Brand-Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Issues.” New York Times. 2 September 2017.

Cavanagh, Sean. “How Did ‘Copyright Piracy’ Language Get Into ESSA, the K-12 Law?” EdWeek Market Brief. 11 August 2017.

Brown, Emily Ann. “ED warns schools of another widespread ransomware attack.” Education Daily. 20 July 2017.

Chang, Richard. “K–12 Cyber Incidents Have Been Increasing in 2017.” THE Journal. 8 June 2017.

Brown, Emily Ann. “Experts: Google phishing attack underscores data protection issues.” Education Daily. 25 May 2017.

Herold, Benjamin. “Are Trump’s Proposed Cuts to Title IV Really a ‘Body Blow’ to K-12 Ed-Tech?” Education Week. 24 May 2017.

Johnson, Sydney. “No Sign of Edtech In Department of Education’s Full Federal Budget Proposal.” EdSurge. 23 May 2017.

Singer, Natasha. “How Google Took Over the Classroom.” New York Times. 13 May 2017.

Herold, Benjamin. “Under Trump, Ed-Tech Leadership Is Big Question Mark.” Education Week. 5 May 2017.

Majumdar, Bambi. “Why schools need to increase cybersecurity education.” MultiBriefs. 28 April 2017.

EdSurge. “An FAQ on Open Educational Resources, Courtesy of Edtech Industry Veteran, Doug Levin.” 19 April 2017.

Petersen, Ryan. “Crafting a Solid Cybersecurity Defense.” EdTech Magazine. 4 April 2017.

Chang, Richard. “EdTech Strategies Publishes K–12 Cyber Incident Map.” THE Journal. 31 March, 2017.

Hudgins, Julia. “Scam hits school districts nationwide, has links to Russia.” The Dispatch. 23 February 2017.

Dupuy, Beatrice. “Cyberscam that hit Bloomington school workers puts Minn. districts on defensive.” Star Tribune. 17 February 2017.

Brown, Emily Ann. “IRS issues guidance to schools, among others, on W-2 phishing scam.” Education Daily. 15 February 2017.

Ravipati, Sri. “W-2 Phishing, Wire Transfer Scam Targets School Districts.” THE Journal. 13 February 2017.

Molnar, Michele. “Phishing Scam Targets School Employees’ Information.” Education Week. 13 February 2017.

Cox, Joseph. “Hackers Are Targeting Schools in a Wave of Tax Info Phishing Attacks.” Motherboard. 13 February 2017.

Herold, Benjamin. “Under New Leadership, FCC Quashes Report on E-rate Program’s Success.” Education Week. 8 February 2017.

2016

Herold, Benjamin. “FCC Chair to Step Down; Championed E-Rate Reform, Net Neutrality.” Education Week. 15. December 2016.

Brown, Emily Ann. “Virtual schooling could see push under new administration.” Education Daily. 29 November 2016.

Dobo, Nichole. “How will the presidential election results influence education technology in schools?” The Hechinger Report. 16 November 2016.

Molnar, Michele and Davis, Michelle R. “Post-Election Positioning: Implications for Education Companies.” EdWeek Market Brief. 11 November 2016.

Herold, Benjamin. “Maine 1-to-1 Computing Initiative Under Microscope.” Education Week. 30 August 2016.

Molnar, Michele. “Nation’s 6th Largest District Leapfrogs RFP Process for LMS Purchase.” EdWeek Market Brief. 6 July 2016.

Cavanagh, Sean. “ACT Adds ‘Open’ Education Provider to Its Portfolio.” EdWeek Market Brief. 3 May 2016.

Doran, Leo. “State K-12 Cybersecurity Audit Finds Missouri District Unprepared.” Education Week. 27 April 2016.

Futterman, Laurie. “Beyond the Classroom: Inside the testing marathon.” Miami Herald. 26 April 2016.

Cavanagh, Sean. “Sony Vows to Bring ‘Blockchain’ Tech to Education. Will It Take Hold in K-12?” EdWeek Market Brief. 25 February 2016.

Solochek, Jeffrey. “Despite fixes, computer testing troubles still likely for Florida schools in 2016.” Tampa Bay Times. 19 February 2016.

Klein, Alyson. “Obama Budget Would Prioritize Integration, Flat Fund Key Programs.” Education Week. 9 February 2016.

Tatter, Grace. “Ready for TNReady? It starts this week. Here’s what you should know.” Chalkbeat Tennessee. 8 February 2016.

Herold, Benjamin. “Technology in Education: An Overview.” Education Week. 5 February 2016.

Herold, Benjamin. “Comparing Paper-Pencil and Computer Test Scores: 7 Key Research Studies.” Education Week. 4 February 2016.

Herold, Benjamin. “New Interoperability Standard Aims to Ease Major Ed-Tech Headache.” Education Week. 27 January 2016.

Cavanagh, Sean. “ESSA: A Guide for K-12 Companies.” EdWeek Market Brief. 15 January 2016.

Herold, Benjamin. “The Future of Big Data and Analytics in K-12 Education.” Education Week. 13 January 2016.

Herold, Benjamin, and Doran, Leo. “U.S. Ed-Tech Plan Calls Attention to ‘Digital-Use Divide’” Education Week. 6 January 2016.

2015

Lewontin, Max. “Privacy complaints against Google raise questions about student data.” Christian Science Monitor. 2 December 2015.

Emma, Caitlin. “Some look Zuckerberg’s gift horse in the mouth.” Politico. 2 December 2015.

Lestch, Corinne. “Richard Culatta resigning from Office of Educational Technology.” EdScoop. 2 December 2015.

Herold, Benjamin. “Wiring Rural Schools: Reaction, New News.” Education Week. 23 November 2015.

Herold, Benjamin. “Districts Still Struggling to Equip Schools With High-Speed Internet.” Education Week. 11 November 2015.

Molnar, Michele. “Paperless Testing: Most Grade 3-8 Students To Be Assessed Online in 2016.” Education Week. 6 November 2015.

Schaffhauser, Dian. “High Stakes Computer Testing Reaches Tipping Point.” THE Journal. 5 November 2015.

Cavanagh, Sean. “What’s Arne Duncan’s Legacy on Ed-Tech?” Education Week. 5 October 2015.

Molnar, Michele. “News Corp. Sells Amplify to Joel Klein and Other Executives.” Education Week. 1 October 2015.

Sawchuck, Stephen. “Lesson-Sharing Sites Raise Issues of Ownership, Use.” Education Week. 30 September 2015.

Herold, Benjamin. “Big Hype, Hard Fall for News Corp.’s $1 Billion Ed-Tech Venture.” Education Week. 26 August 2015.

Cavanagh, Sean. “End of Support for Microsoft Server 2003 Puts Heat on K-12 Districts.” Education Week. 17 July 2015.

Russo, Alexander. ‘Sesame Street’ Researchers Slam Media for “Either/Or” Approach. Washington Monthly. 22 June 2015.

Davis, Michelle R. & Cavanagh, Sean. “‘Open Educational Resources’ Promoted in U.S. Senate Proposal.” Education Week. 20 May 2015.

Cavanagh, Sean. “‘Open Educational Resources’ Promoted in U.S. Senate’s ESEA Draft.” Education Week. 5 May 2015.

Lestch, Corinne. “Tech transforming testing, textbooks and teachers.” StateScoop. 24 March 2015.

Molnar, Michele. “FCC Plan for ‘Net Neutrality’ Addresses Schools’ Needs.” Education Week. 18 Feb 2015.

Herold, Benjamin. “Draft Bill on Student Privacy Raises Questions.” Education Week. 4 Feb. 2015.

Davis, Michelle R. “Idaho Schools Face Potential Tech Crisis Over Broadband Issue.” Education Week. 21 Jan. 2015.

2014

Herold, Benjamin. “Big Districts Pressure Publishers on Digital-Content Delivery.” Education Week. 3 Dec. 2014.

Foody, Kathleen. “Georgia lawmaker wants schools to go digital by 2020.” Associated Press. 25 Nov. 2014.

Murphy, Meghan E. “Why Some Schools Are Selling All Their iPads.” The Atlantic. 5 Aug. 2014.

Porter, Caroline. “Report Backs Computer-Based Testing for Students.”  The Wall Street Journal. 24 July 2014.

Molnar, Michele. “FCC Seeks Input on ‘Open’ Web Rule.” Education Week. 21 May 2014.

Simon, Stephanie. “Data mining your children.” Politico. 17 May 2014.

Herold, Benjamin. “InBloom’s Collapse Shines Spotlight on Data-Sharing Challenges.” Education Week. 7 May 2014.

Singer, Natasha. “A Student-Data Collector Drops Out.” The New York Times. 26 Apr. 2014.

Davis, Michelle R., & Molnar, Michele. “New York Seeks an Alternative to inBloom.” Education Week. 16 Apr. 2014.

Blair, Julie. “States Found to Lag in Linking Data on Early-Childhood Programs.”  Education Week. 26 Feb. 2014.

Hefling, Kimberly. “Ed Dept To Schools: Protect Student Data Online.” Associated Press. 25 Feb. 2014.

De Avila, Joseph. “Now for the iPad: an App to Prepare for Common Core Curriculum.” The Wall Street Journal. 17 Feb. 2014.

Cavanagh, Sean. “U.S. Court Ruling Raises K-12 Concerns About Internet Access.” Education Week. 29 Jan 2014.

Herold, Benjamin. “Districts Get Creative to Build Faster Internet Connections.” Education Week. 15 Jan 2014.

Kamisar, Ben. “InBloom Sputters Amid Concerns About Privacy of Student Data.” Education Week. 8 Jan. 2014.

2013

Hefling, Kimberly. “Broadband In Schools Gets Boost From Tech Gurus.” Associated Press. 6 Dec. 2013.

Herold, Benjamin. “In Ala. District, Publisher Links Tech., Curriculum.” Education Week. 30 Oct. 2013.

Davis, Michelle R. “Critics See Risks in Use of Bonds for School Tech Projects.” Education Week. 30 Oct. 2013.

Herold, Benjamin. “Curriculum Prompts New Concerns in L.A. iPad Plan.” Education Week. 30 Oct. 2013.

Alison Chandler, Michael. “School districts create mobile apps to reach on-the-go parents.” The Washington Post. 29 Oct. 2013.

Kamisar, Ben. “Group Calls on Companies to Safeguard Student Data.” Education Week. 23 Oct. 2013.

Herold, Benjamin. “NYC Tech Shortcomings Prompt Big Payout for Educators.” Education Week. 9 Oct. 2013.

Herold, Benjamin. “Debate Over Modernizing E-Rate Gathers Steam.” Education Week. 2 Oct. 2013.

Herold, Benjamin. “‘1:X Computing’ Aims to Tailor Digital Tools to Learning Tasks.” Education Week. 2 Oct. 2013.

Bui, Lynh. “Montgomery Students will Find New Technologies in the Classroom.” The Washington Post. 25 Aug. 2013.

Simon, Stephanie. “Is Common Core failing the test?” Politico. 23 July 2013.

Teicher Khadaroo, Stacy. “Obama wants faster Internet in US schools. Would you pay $5 a year for it?” The Christian Science Monitor. 6 June 2013.

Cavanagh, Sean. “Windows XP Deadline Puts Pressure on Schools.” Education Week. 22 May 2013.

Alison Chandler, Michael. “All Virginia students to use computers for standardized tests.” The Washington Post. 20 May 2013.

Davis, Michelle R. “Online Testing Suffers Setbacks in Multiple States.” Education Week. 8 May 2013.

Davis, Michelle R. “States’ Online Testing Problems Raise Common-Core Concerns.” Education Week. 3 May 2013.

Cavanagh, Sean. “FCC Commissioner Calls for Overhaul of the E-Rate.” Education Week. 24 Apr. 2013.

Cavanagh, Sean. “Maine Leading Initiative for Multistate Tech Buys.” Education Week. 3 Mar. 2013.

Cavanagh, Sean. “Common-Core Tech Requirements Outlined.” Education Week. 6 Feb. 2013.

Troianovski, Anton. “The Web Deprived Study at McDonald’s.” The Wall Street Journal. 28 Jan. 2013.

Cavanagh, Sean. “Districts Look to E-Rate Program to Help With Common Core Tech Costs.” Education Week. 16 Jan. 2013.

2012

Jason Tomassini, Jason & Venugopal, Nikhita. “Common-Core Deal in Florida Sparks Legal Feud.” Education Week. 14 Nov. 2012.

Lederman, Josh. “Education chief backs digital texts.” Associated Press. 3 Oct. 2012.

Davis, Michelle R. “Digital Advocacy Group Wields Policy Influence.”  Education Week. 29 Aug. 2012.

Wiggins, Ovetta. “Teachers learn to integrate technology into curriculum.” The Washington Post. 21 Aug. 2012.

Garland, Sarah. “Online Testing Revolution Comes to Schools.” The Washington Post. 26 June 2012.

Davis, Michelle R. “New Tool to Provide Tech Inventory for Common Core.” Education Week. 13 June 2012.

2011

Davis, Michelle R. “New E-Learning Funding Tactics Seen as Necessary.” Education Week. 24 Aug. 2011.

Hollingsworth, Heather. “Could the Internet spell the end of snow days?” Associated Press. 18 May 2011.

Quillen, Ian. “Ed-Tech Advocates Look to Life After Federal Budget Cut.” Education Week. 29 April 2011.

Otterman, Sharon. “In City Schools, Tech Spending to Rise Despite Cuts.” The New York Times. 30 Mar. 2011.

Veron, Ilyse. “Used or Donated Computers Help Schools Save Money.” Education Week. 9 Feb. 2011.

Quillen, Ian. “Ed. Tech Rides Wave of Stimulus Funding.” Education Week. 9 Feb. 2011.

Ash, Katie. “Linking E-Courses to ‘Common Core’ Academic Standards.” Education Week. 12 Jan. 2011.

2010 and Prior

Quillen, Ian. “Digital Transformation Key to K-12 Success, Council Says.” Education Week. 8 Dec. 2010.

Gustke, Constance. “Ed-Tech Industry Sees Uptick in Mergers and Acquisitions.” Education Week. 27 Oct. 2010.

McCrummen, Stephanie. “The (Murky) Writing on the Wall in High-Tech Classrooms.” The Washington Post. 11 June 2010.

Ash, Katie. “National Broadband Plan Emphasizes E-Learning, Revisions to the E-Rate.” Education Week. 31 Mar. 2010.

Ash, Katie. “National Broadband Plan Addresses K-12 Needs.” Education Week. 16 Mar. 2010.

Davis, Michelle R. “Multiple Stimulus Aid Streams Flow to Ed Tech.” Education Week. 10 Feb. 2010.

Ash, Katie. “Virtual Approaches Vary.” Education Week. 26 Mar. 2009.

Borja, Rhea R. “Social-Networking Sites for Schools Promote Safety, Education Benefits.” Education Week. 11 Oct. 2006.

Mann, Denise. “Challenges Of MySpace-Era Parenting.” CBS News. 11 Aug. 2006.

Medina, Jennifer. “Your Mentor in Cyberspace Is Standing By Now.” The New York Times. 23 Oct. 2002.

Hafner, Katie. “What Students Say; Study Finds That Teachers Fail to Grasp the Web’s Potential.” The New York Times. 15 Aug. 2002.

McCarthy, Ellen. “Wanted: Web-Savvy Schooling.” The Washington Post. 14 Aug. 2002.

Svetcov, Danielle. “The Virtual Classroom Vs. The Real One.” Forbes. 11 Sept 2000.