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."

Data Analytics and Student Advising: Creating a Culture Shift on Campus

Campus Technology asks Kalpana (Kal) Srinivas, the university's director for retention, in Academic Affairs, how Syracuse streamlined the process of advising across all schools and colleges, and why understanding campus culture was central to her team's change management strategy.

Vaughn College Faculty and Staff Enthusiastically Adopt Starfish

After one semester of integration of the Starfish retention module at Vaughn College, faculty and staff have expressed an appreciation for the tool in great numbers. The integrated technology platform helps students to succeed by facilitating engagement with an informed, connected campus community.

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.

Experts in the Higher Education Space Sound Off on the Issue of Affordability

A panel of education experts share insights into the college affordability crisis and suggest simple steps anyone can take to manage the costs of education.

How High School Counselors Can Prepare Now for Next Year

"Setting up and using RepVisits, a self-sufficient, automated scheduling system for college representatives to schedule visits, can alleviate some of the consuming back-and-forth communication that normally occurs in the fall."

Thrive Global Feature: 5 Leadership Lessons with Kate Cassino

Hobsons' CEO Kate Cassino recently shared her 5 Leadership Lessons with Thrive Global. See how Kate's leadership expertise has further positioned Hobsons as the leading education technology company.

Collier County Superintendent Honored as 2017 Lavan Dukes District Leader of the Year

At a meeting of the State Board of Education, Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart today named Collier County Superintendent Dr. Kamela Patton the 2017 Lavan Dukes District Data Leader of the Year.

The Pulse: Howard Bell on Starfish

This month's episode of the Pulse podcast features an interview with Howard Bell of Hobsons about Starfish Enterprise Success Platform, the company's student success platform.

Starfish Enterprise Platform Adds View into Community Data

A new capability in the company's Starfish Enterprise Success Platform will allow Starfish users to browse interventions from other colleges or universities, helping generate new ideas for their own student success efforts.

What Are My Chances? High Schoolers, Scattergrams And The College Admissions Process

Admissions scattergrams are tools used by college counselors to plot students’ relative chances of college acceptance based on GPA and test scores. Naviance, the popular college admissions software used by millions of high schoolers throughout the US, is the primary supplier of these tools. Though Naviance scattergrams are one of the most common tools that high school counselors use to help demystify the “what are my chances” part of the application process, they should be used mindfully. Here are a few important things to keep in mind in order to make the most of this tool:

Counselors Rely on Software that helps with Career Planning

Several local high schools -- and even middle schools -- are taking advantage of a new digital career planning program that helps students map their future. Last month, the Pittsburgh Public School District was the latest to adopt Naviance, an electronic platform that helps students plan their lives beyond high school.

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