When people outside of the education industry think about community college, they often consider it a last resort. Sure, the mission is noble and it’s a great way to save money, but community college is not necessarily a desirable destination for most students. Or is it?
Welcome to the newly redesigned Hobsons.com! It may seem odd to write about the launch of a corporate website, but this particular launch represents much more for Hobsons than a simple visual enhancement.
As high school graduation season approaches, it’s time to celebrate our students’ success. But while high school completion is an important milestone, we know it’s just the beginning when it comes to preparing students for the 21st century workforce.
Dan Obregon, Vice President of Marketing and User Experience at Hobsons recalls his most influential teachers.
Failure is all the rage. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or a kindergartener, the lessons of failure can be quite powerful. However, the key to failing successfully lies in what you get out of it. Unfortunately, our education system is not always set up to support failure for those students who could stand to learn the most from it.
The College Board made a big media splash earlier this week when they announced details behind the new SAT, which they plan to introduce in April of 2016.
Sexual orientation and gender identity have been hot topics on college campuses in recent weeks, especially with the intense debate over House Bill 2 in North Carolina. This so-called “bathroom bill” became law late last month, repealing local ordinances in Charlotte and elsewhere aimed at expanding protections for the LGBTQ community.
Here’s a list of the top ten words of wisdom from Yogi Berra to college admissions professionals.
Individualized learning is all the rage. As schools and districts adopt new technology to support students in the classroom, many are doing so in the hopes of being able to deliver on the promise of differentiated instruction, and states have jumped on the bandwagon as well.
College planning can be stressful for students, families and counselors. Here are 10 tips for parents to keep in mind as you help students plan for life after high school.
This year's product forum at Naviance Summer Institute highlighted our commitment to bridging the divide between college eligibility and college readiness. As part of our commitment at this year's Clinton Global Initiative, we are partnering with AASA to foster a dialogue between K-12 administrators and community college presidents to help students transition from high school to a post-secondary environment.
As educators around the country prepare for “back to school,” the national dialogue will once again turn to college and career readiness. With elections coming up in the fall, federal education policy will be a hot topic, so it's time to get serious about how proposed changes will affect students' futures.
We’re hopeful that initiatives like Reach Higher will be the first step towards getting school counselors the attention and resources they deserve.
By understanding student’s interests and strengths, college admissions professionals can focus on finding those students that will be successful, and not just those students that meet minimum requirements for admissions.
Changes to the SAT will make it easier for students to focus on learning the material they need to master, instead of needing to memorize “tips and tricks.”