We know that today’s colleges and universities are committed to advancing educational excellence and preparing students to become thoughtful, engaged citizens of the world. But as the national conversation about student success evolves, it’s time to ask if students should be the only ones to shoulder the burden of readiness.
At Hobsons, we believe the solution is to pair comprehensive in-school, college, and career readiness planning with data-driven matching criteria to facilitate connections between students and institutions.
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.”
If you’re the parent of an elementary schooler, there’s a good chance you are hearing a lot about project-based learning this semester.
As part of our commitment to success, Hobsons regularly seeks feedback from members through our User Experience Research Panels.
Student retention efforts within higher education institutions are often stunted because of a lack of engagement between students and institution staff.
Location, location, location. We all know it matters when making investments in housing. But what about location’s effect on education? If a student lives in a more affluent neighborhood, he or she may receive a better-quality education. Disparities from one neighborhood to another can range from differences in course offerings, funding, and the number of highly skilled teachers. Neighborhoods with lower income residents can have a difficult time attracting highly skilled teachers.
For many parents and caregivers, helping their high schoolers prepare for standardized tests can be overwhelming. And for students taking the SAT this fall, the test will look a bit different than it did last year.
The work Hobsons does on the behalf of Plan International is vital. Plan International works to improve girls’ access to education and to ensure that girls are less likely to leave school before completing their studies. It aims to ensure that every girl completes at least nine years of quality education.
During high school, Darriale Bradley and her family spent many nights sitting in the parking lot of fast food restaurants in Macon, Georgia, not for the food, but for the Wi-Fi. With no home Internet connection, it was the only way Darriale, now a college junior, could do her online homework.
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