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Connections Academy Thought Leadership

Connections Academy is continuing the online education conversation with its own original commentary and thought leadership. Read articles featuring Connections thought leaders and commentary by co-founder Steven Guttentag

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Education Week

Director of Counseling Tisha Rinker and Indiana Connections Academy Executive Director Melissa Brown discuss navigating transgender student privacy, supporting transgender students in the online environment

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EdTech Digest

Co-founder Steven Guttentag discusses the importance of providing alternatives to one-size-fits-all public education in this piece, "An Unexpected Learning Journey"

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Co-founder Steven Guttentag discusses online school student engagement and accountability in this op-ed: "Does Presence Equal Progress? Tracking Engagement in Online Schools"

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Co-founder Steven Guttentag and Vice President of Data Analysis and Policy Matt Wicks discuss the current online learning landscape, recent reports regarding accountability issues, and the unique population online schools serve.

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Commentary by Co-founder Dr. Steven Guttentag:

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“The Virtual School Choice”

Guttentag discusses National School Choice Week and the importance of expanding innovative schools and education options—including virtual schools—for all students.

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“Graduation and the best letter a school could receive from a student”

Guttentag reflects on a recent letter sent by a Connections Academy alum, and how the concepts of graduation and success can mean different things for families throughout the country

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“Exploring, adapting, learning -- Digital Learning Day and technology-enabled education”

Guttentag reflects on the meaning of Digital Learning Day and the importance of education options for families

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“Putting student success first: Connections Education’s journey to improve online learning”

Guttentag discusses the voices often missing from news coverage and policymaker discussions about online education – the families choosing online schools for their students – and how Connections is committed to serving and learning from these family experiences.

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“Survey Results: Raised on technology, Millennial parents ready for personalized online learning”

Guttentag reflects upon results of the company’s latest survey of millennial parents, and how this generation of parents is poised to revolutionize education.

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