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The underlying flaws of our society have risen in tragic displays of racism. We have much work to do around understanding each other and treating everyone with respect and compassion. Hobsons will continue to value every individual and support and serve the diverse communities we work with.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Naviance by Hobsons Releases Industry Report on CCLR Funding

ARLINGTON, VA - January 29, 2019 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Naviance, today released a new industry report, College, Career & Life Readiness Budget Trends 2018.

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

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.

Naviance by Hobsons to Present at the TASA Mid-Winter Conference 2019

ARLINGTON, VA - January 22, 2019 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Naviance, announced today that Dr. Kim Oppelt, Director of Research will present at the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) Mid-Winter Conference 2019 at 2:15 p.m. (CST) on Monday, January 28.

Report Finds Need to Expand College and Career Readiness

Arlington, VA, December 17, 2018 – Research indicates that the current approach to college and career readiness is too narrow. These findings drove Hobsons, the education technology leader and provider of Naviance, to develop an entirely new framework for college, career and life readiness and issue the report Expanding the Definition of College and Career Readiness to advance changes in the field.

Naviance Proud to Facilitate 1 Million College Apps by EA/ED Deadline

ARLINGTON, VA—November 14, 2018-- Hobsons, a leader in education technology and college, career and life readiness, announced a record number of early decision and early acceptance college applications submitted to higher education institutions by high school students using Naviance.

Sullivan, Kingsport Officials Pleased with ACT Scores

"Tennessee ACT scores and participation rates are up, with many area school systems comparing favorably to the Class of 2018 statewide ACT average of 20.2 as systems work toward the goal of 21 by 2020."

The New School and Hobsons Host Naviance Training for NYC High School Counselors

NEW YORK CITY, October 22, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Naviance and Intersect, is partnering with The New School in New York City to provide supplemental Naviance training.

Naviance by Hobsons Sponsors 2018 ALAS Education Summit

SAN DIEGO, October 10 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Naviance, joins education leaders today at the 2018 ALAS Education Summit, hosted by the Association of Latino Administrators & Superintendents.

Prince George’s County Public Schools Selects Naviance by Hobsons as CCLR Platform

ARLINGTON, VA - October 2, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Naviance, today announced Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland has selected the Naviance platform to improve college, career and life readiness for students across the district.

Hobsons and Kaplan Partner to Make Livestreaming Learning Programs Available to Millions of Students

New York, NY (September 25, 2018) — Kaplan, a premier provider of educational resources and livestreaming learning services, and Hobsons, a leader in education technology and college, career and life readiness, today announced a partnership to provide free and low-cost interactive livestreaming and video on-demand programs covering areas including test preparation, social and emotional learning (SEL), middle to high school transition, and preparing for life after high school.

Naviance by Hobsons to Present at the 2018 NACAC National Conference

ARLINGTON, VA - September 20, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Naviance, will present next week at the 2018 NACAC National Conference, hosted by the National Association of College Admissions Counseling.

Hobsons Announces Education Advances Award Winners at HSI 2018

PALM DESERT, CA - July 18, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader, is pleased to announce the 2018 Education Advances winners. One K-12 district and two higher education institutions were named the 2018 Education Advances winners in a ceremony today at Hobsons Summer Institute 2018. The winners were selected by a panel of independent judges and represent leaders in the education space.

Naviance by Hobsons Expands College and Career Readiness Through New Industry Framework

PALM DESERT, CA - July 17, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Naviance, today announces the College, Career and Life Readiness (CCLR) Framework. The CCLR Framework expands the definition of college and career readiness and identifies the competencies today’s students need to succeed in life.

Hobsons Announces Hobsons Summer Institute 2018 Keynote Speakers

ARLINGTON, VA - July 12, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader, is pleased to announce the keynote speakers at Hobsons Summer Institute 2018.

Naviance By Hobsons Announces Ladder of Hope to Assist Underserved Students

ARLINGTON, VA - June 27, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Naviance, today announces The Ladder of Hope white paper and webinar series.

More than 6 Million College Applications Submitted by Naviance Students in 2017-18 School Year

ARLINGTON, VA - June 21, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and the company behind Naviance, is pleased to announce that Naviance has helped school districts across the country improve college and career readiness outcomes for more than 11 million students by building the mindsets and toolsets for student success.

Breaking Down the True Cost of College and How to Make It Affordable

When people think about college costs, they tend to stop at tuition, but there are more costs — and more tools to help — than many realize.

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