Naviance by Hobsons to Present at the AASA National Conference on Education 2019

Naviance to Present on the Need to Holistically Prepare Students for Life Beyond High School

ARLINGTON, VA - January 29, 2019 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Naviance, announced today that Dr. Kim Oppelt, Director of Research will present at the School Superintendents Association (AASA) National Conference on Education 2019 at 9:00 a.m. (PST) on Thursday, February 14.

The School Superintendents Association (AASA) is an organization of more than 13,000 educational leaders from across the United States and the world. AASA advocates for equitable access for all students to the highest quality public education, and develops and supports school system leaders. Approximately 3,000 superintendents will be in attendance at the 3-day National Conference on Education from February 14-16.

Dr. Kim Oppelt will moderate a panel with Dr. Jeff Butts, Superintendent of MSD of Wayne Township, and Dr. Susan Enfield, Superintendent of Highline Public Schools. The panel, “Preparing Life-Ready Students: Expanding the Definition of College and Career Readiness,” will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center  in room 513. The panel will discuss the need to expand the definition of college and career readiness to incorporate social-emotional, interpersonal, and transition skills that students need to thrive post-high school. This expert panel of district leaders devoted to preparing life-ready students will discuss the strategies, partnerships, and funding  their districts leveraged to prepare their students to succeed in whatever path they choose.

“Expanding college and career readiness is an integral part of preparing students for whatever path they choose in life,” said Monica Morrell, General Manager of Naviance by Hobsons. “Naviance is proud to present to thousands of superintendents at AASA 2019 our latest research on the key competencies students need in order to be best prepared for life after high school.”

Conference attendees are invited to stop by Naviance by Hobsons’ booth (#301) to speak with Naviance team members and pick up a complimentary copy of the recent Naviance white paper, Expanding the Definition of College and Career Readiness.

Naviance provides information and resources that enable school counselors, teachers, students, and parents to engage in meaningful conversations about how to assess a student’s options after high school. It also allows them to explore, apply to, and enroll in a postsecondary path that is a best fit for the student, based on education and career goals, learning style, and personal preferences regarding where and how they would like to continue their education. The platform arms students and their families with information on the true cost of a particular college, based on their own family income, and allows them to explore scholarship and financial aid opportunities.

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A leader in education technology, Hobsons helps more than 15 million students to identify their strengths, explore careers, match to best-fit educational opportunities, create academic plans, and reach their education and life goals. More than 13,000 K-12 and higher education institutions partner with Hobsons and leverage our expertise and our solutions -- Naviance, Intersect, and Starfish -- to improve college and career readiness, college recruiting and admissions, and higher education student success to support millions of students. Our leading college and career readiness platform Naviance was named the 2017 and 2018 SIIA CODiE Award winner in the Best College and Career Readiness Solution category.


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