Five Ways to Enhance Your College Counseling Program

Thorough preparation helps students feel empowered and ready to conquer college application season. School counselors know the value of preparing students for college but the process can appear daunting. Demonstrating tips, boosting student confidence and excitement, and looping parents into the process are all strategies to enhance your college counseling program. Here are five creative ways to help students feel prepared and excited about the college planning process.

How a Teacher Can Change a Life

Teachers juggle a lot. Besides their work in the classroom, they grade projects and papers, prepare lesson plans, and support students inside and outside of school. Although all of these efforts are important, how they handle these can affect how students view education.

Military Veterans Transition to Education and Career Success

With so many military veterans transitioning out of the military, higher education institutions around the United States are playing a key role in welcoming them home and helping them transition back into civilian life. The Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource (VECTR) Center at Middle Georgia State University is a non-traditional educational institution that has embraced this role. A joint initiative between the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia, VECTR shifts veterans into best-fit Georgia state-run higher education institutions and new careers.

California College Readiness Block Grants

California will increase the focus on college and career readiness at select high schools this fall. Beginning in October, the state’s Department of Education will release $200 million through its K–12 College Readiness Block Grant to prepare California disadvantaged high school students to meet admission requirements for California public universities. These grants aim to increase college attendance of underserved California high school students while providing administrators, counselors, and teachers with strategies for improving course completion rates, college readiness, and college-going rates.

Latina Girls FTW!

The technology field offers opportunities to be creative, innovative, and imaginary. Latina Girls Code, a Chicago-based non-profit organization, is hoping to increase those opportunities to minority females in technology fields of work by introducing them to the skills needed to excel.

Dysart Unified School District Partners With Hobsons to Help All Students Succeed After High School

High school students in Dysart Unified School District in Maricopa County, Arizona, will use Naviance by Hobsons to work with their school counselors to identify their strengths, plan academic coursework, determine future career goals, and discover best-fit colleges. Students will also use Naviance to manage their Education and Career Action Plan (ECAP) process.

2016 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Admissions Directors

Higher education institutions in the United States are reexamining their admissions and recruitment processes to attract and retain best-fit students. Hobsons sponsored the 2016 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College & University Admissions Directors, a comprehensive survey conducted by Inside Higher Ed and Galllup, a longtime Hobsons partner, to learn what admissions directors think of trending topics in the higher education field.

Three Ways Updated Naviance College Profiles Help Students Apply to College

Naviance college profile pages recently underwent a redesign to make it easier for students to navigate the higher education maze when applying to college.

Flagstaff High School Recognized for Innovative Student Success Program

Hobsons, the world’s leader in connecting learning to life, is pleased to announce Flagstaff High School, of Flagstaff, Arizona, as the Naviance College and Career Readiness winner of the 2016 Hobsons Education Advances Awards. Flagstaff will be recognized today, during the annual Naviance Summer Institute for its innovative use of technology in helping students to advance personally, socially, and academically.

College or Resort?

College recruitment is a competitive business. In addition to enticing students to enroll in universities by boasting quality courses and tradition, institutions are showcasing their state-of-the-art amenities. To attract and retain best-fit students, some universities are even investing in hospitality services.

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University of North Carolina System Joins National Network to Improve Student Success

As a member of the PAR Framework, a division of Hobsons, the UNC system joins 39 pioneering institutions in using intervention measurement, benchmarks, and predictive analytics to improve student outcomes.

Ramapo College of New Jersey’s Strategy for Student Success

Student retention efforts within higher education institutions are often stunted because of a lack of engagement between students and institution staff.

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Perseverance: Just Keep Swimming

What does perseverance mean to high school students? Is it studying hard for a test in a difficult subject? Is it practicing a skill until they’re the best they can be? For Yusra Mardini, perseverance means swimming.

What You Need to Know about Getting More Minorities into College

In the U.S., the idea of attracting people to college is based on the belief that together, as a country, the citizens will succeed, says Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The goal in higher education is the same, “to help people dream about their possibilities and reach those dreams.”

Weird 101: A College Course Exploring the Economics of Love

Relationships and love can be tricky to navigate. Who should make the first move? Are men really more dominant? Are women the more conscientious half of a romantic couple? Throughout history, social scientists have explained the varying behaviors of men and women by citing social norms, cultural ideologies, and biology.

What’s Happening at EDUCAUSE 2016?

The EDUCAUSE conference is the premier event to discuss education technology trends, ideas, and opportunities in higher education. Hobsons will join the discussion by highlighting two of our higher education solutions: Radius, a CRM system designed to enhance admissions strategies, and Starfish, a comprehensive student success platform.

Experiential Learning on New York’s Harbor

The yearning to establish an calmer than Manhattan educational setting is what led to the creation of the New York Harbor School. Founded in 2003, the private school has since become an educational refuge for city students seeking to learn traditional subjects in a natural setting.

Flipping the Classroom

Upon implementing this new instruction technique, now referred to as “flipping the classroom,” the high school’s discipline dropped 30 percent, the failure rate declined 33 percent, and the college acceptance rate increased 80 percent.