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Naviance Announces Strategic Advisory Board for 2020

Naviance by Hobsons announces its Strategic Advisory Board for 2020. The board is comprised of school counselors, department heads, and district and school leaders who will provide guidance and insights into the needs of today’s educators.

Texas Tech University expands student success initiatives with the Starfish Solution

Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, announced today that Texas Tech University (TTU) in Lubbock, Texas, has chosen to partner with Starfish as its exclusive student success platform for its more than 38,000 students.

Coronavirus Champions: A Running List of Brands Getting It Right

Forbes highlights Naviance by Hobsons as a company emerging as a leader during the chaotic period resulting from coronavirus. To support schools and districts through this period, Naviance offered curriculum (over 100+ online, self-paced lessons) for free to all clients, enabling nearly 2 million students to prepare for college, career, and life.

At Naviance, College, Career, & Life Readiness Summits, Hobsons works to Bridge K12 & Higher Ed

Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Intersect and Naviance, will host a series of over 15 Naviance College, Career and Life Readiness Summits across the country in 2020. The one-day summit focuses on connecting the journey between K-12 and higher education, with the goal of further equipping district administrators and counselors with resources to support students on their journey.

Hobsons Announces New Chief Financial Officer

Arlington, VA – March 2, 2020 – Hobsons, the leader in education technology, announced today the addition of Thomas Laurin to the senior leadership team as Chief Financial Officer.

Ottawa University Selects Starfish by Hobsons as Exclusive Student Success Platform

Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, today announced that Ottawa University has chosen to partner with Starfish to increase the retention and graduation rates of its student population. The Starfish solution will support more than 4,000 students served by Ottawa University’s on-campus and fully online programs.

Hobsons and New Tech Network Announce Partnership to Support Students for Post-secondary Success

Hobsons, the education technology leader behind Naviance, a college, career, and life readiness (CCLR) platform, and New Tech Network (NTN), a leading design partner for comprehensive K – 12 school change, announced today a partnership initiative to provide Naviance to secondary schools as part of a college access network of Texas high schools.

Naviance Launches Course Planner for Students, Aligning Coursework with Career Pathways

Hobsons, the education technology leader behind Naviance, announced today the launch of a new Naviance Course Planner, created to give students ownership over their course plans and align them to career interests and graduation requirements. With over 13 million students in 13,000 schools across the United States using its technology, Naviance is the most widely adopted college, career, and life readiness (CCLR) platform in the country.

Reimagined Solution for Personal Graduation Plans Introduced at TASA Midwinter

Hobsons, the education technology leader behind Naviance, introduced a reimagined solution at TASA Midwinter for meeting Personal Graduation Plan (PGP) requirements outlined by the Texas Education Association (TEA). Co-developed with Texas districts including Houston ISD, Humble ISD, and Comal ISD, Naviance Course Planner ensures each student has a career-aligned course plan for middle school and high school that advances them toward a best-fit career.

Big Bend Community College Selects Starfish by Hobsons as Exclusive Student Success Platform

Big Bend Community College (BBCC) has chosen to collaborate with Hobson’s Starfish Enterprise Success Platform in order to increase retention and graduation rates on their campus.

Saint Joseph’s University Grows Relationship with Starfish to Include Starfish Analytics

The college will begin working with Starfish in an expanded capacity beginning in the fall of 2019.

St. Charles Parish Public Schools Invests in Naviance to Maximize Student Success

Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Naviance, announced on September 18, 2019 that St. Charles Parish Public Schools in Luling, LA, has selected Naviance as its exclusive provider of college, career and life readiness solutions. St. Charles Parish Publics Schools is the first school district in the state of Louisiana to implement Naviance.

Hobsons Announces New SVP of Talent

Arlington, VA – September 16, 2019 – Hobsons, the leader in education technology, announced today the addition of Marcelle Wood to the senior leadership team as SVP of Talent.

Naviance Partners with Greater Albany Public Schools as the District’s Exclusive Partner of CCLR

Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Naviance, announced today that Greater Albany Public School District (GAPS) in Albany, OR, has chosen Naviance as its exclusive provider of college, career, and life readiness (CCLR) solutions.

Hobsons Announces Completion of 2019 Internship Program

Hobsons, the leader in education technology and company behind Naviance, Intersect, and Starfish, announced today the culmination and success of its 2019 Summer Internship Program. Across Hobsons’ Arlington and Cincinnati office locations, 20 college students gained firsthand experience over 10 weeks, working in various departments across all three product lines.

A New Partnership Tackles College Students’ Housing And Food Insecurities

Hobsons is teaming up with Temple University’s Hope Center for College, Community and Justice to study and battle the growing problems of food and housing insecurity among college students. The partnership was announced July 30, 2019 under the banner Starfish Project Hope, reflecting the combination of Hobsons’ Starfish Enterprise Success module with the research and action agenda of the Hope Center.

Hobsons Announces Winners for the 2019 Education Advances Awards

Three K-12 and Higher Education Institutions Recognized by Hobsons for their Impact in Student Success

Hobsons Kicks Off 2019 Hobsons Summer Institute in Marco Island, FL

The Second Annual HSI conference brings together hundreds of K-12 and Higher Education Leaders to Discuss Advancements in Student Success

Medina Valley Independent School District Selects Naviance as its Exclusive Platform of CCLR

ARLINGTON, VA - July 22, 2019 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Naviance, announced today that Medina Valley Independent School District (ISD) in Castroville, Texas, has selected Naviance as its exclusive platform of college, career and life readiness (CCLR).

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Selects Naviance for College and Career Readiness

ARLINGTON, VA – July 9, 2019 – Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Naviance, today announced that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), the 18th largest school district in the US, has partnered with Naviance by Hobsons.

Hobsons Announces New SVP of Marketing

Arlington, VA – June 25, 2019 – Hobsons, the leader in education technology, announced today the addition of Matt Chan to the senior leadership team as SVP of Marketing.

Cambridge College Selects Starfish by Hobsons as Exclusive Student Success Platform

ARLINGTON, Va. – May 28, 2019 – Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, today announced that Cambridge College has chosen to partner with Hobson’s Starfish Enterprise Success Platform in order to increase the retention and graduation rates of the undergraduate student population.

Cobb County School District Selects Naviance to Increase Access, Equity, and Strength of CCR Program

ARLINGTON, VA - May 14, 2019 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Naviance, announced today that Cobb County School District (CCSD), the second largest school system in the state of Georgia, has selected Naviance as its exclusive provider of college, career, and life readiness (CCLR) solutions.

Hobsons Announces Finalists for the 2019 Education Advances Awards

ARLINGTON, Va. – May 9, 2019 - Hobsons, the leader in delivering student success outcomes, today announced the ten finalists of the 2019 Education Advances Awards. Four K-12 schools and districts and six higher education institutions were selected for their impressive work in the field of student success.

Naviance Wields Much ‘Power and Influence’ in College Admissions, Harvard Researcher Finds

For decades, the college-admissions process has been shrouded in mystery. But these days, big data, and a popular college planning tool, are taking much of the guesswork out of applying to college.

The Online Tool That Helps - and Hinders? - College Applicants

Students who use Naviance are more likely to be accepted where they apply—but may be deterred from reaching for highly selective schools.

DeKalb County School District Selects Naviance as Exclusive CCLR Solution Provider

ARLINGTON, VA - May 2, 2019 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Naviance, announced today that DeKalb County School District (DCSD) in DeKalb County, Georgia, is the first of the major Atlanta-area school systems to select Naviance as its exclusive provider of college, career and life readiness (CCLR) solutions.

Naviance by Hobsons Selected to Support Arkansas Student Success Plans

ARLINGTON, Va. - April 10, 2019 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Naviance, announced today that the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) selected Naviance as one of the preferred providers to support students in planning for college and careers.

Starfish by Hobsons to Present at the 99th AACC Annual Convention

ARLINGTON, Va. - April 10, 2019 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, announced today that Starfish will host a client panel at AACC’s 99th Annual Convention hosted by the American Association of Community Colleges at 4:00 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, April 13.

Blackhawk Technical College Selects Starfish by Hobsons as Student Success Platform

ARLINGTON, Va. - April 9, 2019 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, today announced that Blackhawk Technical College has chosen to partner with Hobson’s Starfish Enterprise Success Platform in order to provide flexible learning and impactful advising for all students.

California Community Colleges Expands Starfish Usage to All Institutions

ARLINGTON, VA - March 12, 2019 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, announced today that Starfish has reached an agreement with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to offer Starfish solutions to all CCC institutions. Currently, 43 institutions within the CCC system utilize Starfish solutions.

Starfish by Hobsons to Present at ACE 2019

PHILADELPHIA - March 11, 2019 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, announced today that Ellyn Artis, Director of Strategic Consulting, will host a client panel at ACE 2019 hosted by the American Council on Education at 2:30 p.m. (EST) on Monday, March 11.

General Manager of Starfish by Hobsons to Present at DREAM 2019

ARLINGTON, VA - February 19, 2019 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, announced today that Howard Bell, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Starfish, will present at DREAM 2019 hosted by Achieving the Dream at 12:00 p.m. (PST) on Wednesday, February 20.

Naviance to Advance College, Career and Life Readiness for Michigan Students

ARLINGTON, VA - February 19, 2019 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Naviance, today announces intentions to further support Michigan Public Act 227 to increase the number of college- and career-ready students with an emphasis on increasing the number of citizens working in high-demand fields.

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