Naviance by Hobsons to Present at USAA 2018 Urban Superintendents Summer Academy

Creating a “Ladder of Hope” at the Urban Superintendents Association of America

ARLINGTON, VA - June 28, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Naviance, will present at the 2018 Urban Superintendents Summer Academy in Louisville, Kentucky on July 13.

As part of Naviance by Hobsons’ recently announced Ladder of Hope white paper and webinar series, members of the Naviance team will present “The Ladder of Hope: The Urgent Need for College and Career Readiness” at this year’s USAA Summer Academy.

Over the past 20 years, the United States has seen a drastic shift in the demographics of urban areas. Between 1995 and 2013, the country has seen a 55% increase in the number of students on free and reduced lunch. This shift has been especially significant within urban areas. As of 2015, roughly two-thirds of students in the country’s largest 10 school districts are low income. In areas such as New York City and Chicago, the percent of low-income students is much greater.

As populations of underserved students continue to rise across the country, it is more important than ever to establish best practices and resources to support underrepresented students’ success. The session will explore how school districts are creating a “Ladder of Hope” for students by making high-quality college, career, and life readiness resources accessible for all students - especially underrepresented populations.

“College and career readiness initiatives play an especially important role for students in large urban school districts,” said Monica Morrell, General Manager of Naviance by Hobsons. “Hobsons is committed to helping schools and districts apply strategies like those outlined in the Ladder of Hope resources to support student aspirations and help students remain engaged throughout middle school, high school and beyond.”

The presentation will take place on July 13 at 9:15 a.m. - 9:35 a.m. EST in the Medallion CD Ballroom of the Seelbach Hilton Hotel.

To learn more about the Ladder of Hope, download the recent Naviance by Hobsons whitepaper, “Ladder of Hope: 5 Ways to Expand CCR to Meet the Needs of Underserved Students.”


About Hobsons

Hobsons helps students identify their strengths, explore careers, create academic plans, match to best-fit educational opportunities, and reach their education and life goals. Through our solutions, we enable thousands of educational institutions to improve college and career planning, admissions and best-fit matching, enrollment management, and student success and advising for millions of students around the globe. 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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