Education Press Coverage

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.

GISD Expanding Opportunities for Students

"Dear Gonzales ISD School and Community Family, Happy New Year 2018! We wish you a wonderful year ahead filled with many blessings. Our early days back have been super busy, productive, and enjoyable. Students are working hard on school studies, participating as a member of a team in their organizations or athletic games and engaged in many goal-setting opportunities. Naviance is a wonderful assist in this area as we work to provide effective support for students as they plan the most conducive path of courses toward their career goals."

Pittsburgh Public Schools works with Naviance

We're excited to work with our new partners in Pittsburgh Public Schools!

After graduating, most of Stevenson High School’s Class of 2017 enrolled in college

"After Stevenson High School's Class of 2017 received diplomas last spring, approximately 97 percent of the students went on to attend college – with nine out of 10 enrolling in a four-year school, according to a new report."

Report: 7 recommendations for student success with credentials

“Identifying Predictors of Credential Completion Among Beginning Community College Students”, a report published by Hobsons and ACE (second in a four-part series) examines how high school students fare when they enroll in community college directly after high school and what can be done to remove the student success barriers for this specific demographic.

Muñoz Pours His Heart Into Service

Rio Hondo College uses technology to strengthen the school’s holistic approach to equity.

UK: Singapore peak for online degree study

Singapore and Hong Kong head up the league table for full-online UK degree study by overseas students in 2015/16. Nigeria, Malaysia and the US follow, with growth in these countries being attributed to greater digital connectivity as well as demands for flexible learning.

Naaman Forest High School Wins 2017 Naviance College and Career Readiness Award

Texas High School Feted at 10th Annual Naviance Summer Institute

Hobsons’ Predictive Analytics Integration: From the PAR Framework to Holistic Tools

VP for Research Ellen Wagner talks about how Hobsons' integration of predictive analytics, including the PAR Framework, has provided the education sector with tools to approach a myriad of issues more holistically — from college and career planning, to recruitment and student matching, to admissions, advising, and student success.

Hobsons Intersect Connects High School Counselors with College Admissions

"The Hobsons Counselor Community allows our university to have a conversation with one of the most important influencers in the college search: the high school counselor. Just like with a prospective student, having an ongoing dialogue about our university with the school counseling staff allows them to get a more complete picture about what we have to offer and more importantly, allows the high school counselors to form a clearer picture about which students at their school would be a good fit at our university," noted Michael Brown, director of admission for Heidelberg University in Ohio.

$10K grant to help fund readiness program at Teays Valley

The Teays Valley Local School District recently received a $10,000 grant from the Teays Valley Educational Foundation to be used to help purchase the Naviance College and Career Readiness Program, which will be used by all Teays Valley high school and middle school students next school year.

Orange Unified School District: Preparing Students for College and Career

As part of Orange Unified School District’s initiative to graduate college and career-ready students, students begin Career Exploration and Educational Planning in middle school and build on that foundation throughout their four years of high school. To support this College and Career Planning at the secondary level, OUSD has adopted the software program Naviance and can connect each student’s passions to a possible career path and then work with them to create an individual plan to achieve their professional goals fulfilling the District’s mission.

Naviance in World Unified School District

According to Rim of the World Unified School District in California, “Naviance works to encourage students’ interest in college from early on in their high school career and tracks their GPA, high school progress, A-G requirements, and more. In addition, it also has access to hundreds of colleges and universities around the world for students to begin researching.” Rim of the World is expanding their Naviance implementation from High Schools to Middle Schools in school year 2017-2018.

Playing the Trump Card: UK Universities Set to Gain in the Race to Attract International Students

Strategic issues — from the UK’s Referendum on the European Union to the US Presidential election last year — have the potential to influence where international students choose to study.

Starting Early to Create Continuous Pathways

Hobsons and Achieving the Dream partner to help more students go to community college and start their careers.

Passaic Valley One of First Schools in State To Use Online College Application Program

Passaic Valley High School (PVHS) is one of the first in the state to utilize an online college application program which offers research and matching tools, course planning, career assessment, and personality tests and surveys.

Growing number of colleges reach into K-12 to help students prepare for college and their careers

Colleges, school districts, and college completion groups look to strengthen connections between colleges and K-12 to try to help more students prepare to succeed in higher education.

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