Education Press Coverage

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.

New advising tools will rollout May 2016 in time for New Student Orientation

The Starfish Enterprise Success Platform, a Hobsons Inc. suite of academic advising tools was selected by Penn State to integrate with LionPATH and replace current ISIS and eLion advising features that deliver advising notes, early progress reports and online scheduling of advising appointments.

Tool helps students prepare for workplace success

Hobsons, which focuses on college and career readiness, admissions, and student success, has launched a new digital course designed to help high school students develop critical skills necessary for entry-level jobs, and prepare for the ACT WorkKeys®.

5 Smart Ways to Save Money on College Applications

If you're applying to a bunch of schools, the bill can add up fast. Here's how you can cut it down to size. Today’s college-bound high school students are filing far more applications than their parents did. Surveys find that about a third of high school seniors apply to at least seven colleges, and it’s not unheard-of for some to apply to 20 or more.

Starfish platform supports advising, retention

Hobsons has launched Starfish 6, the latest release of the Starfish student success platform. The Starfish platform is used by innovative colleges and universities across the country and globally to scale student success programs so that more students can achieve their academic and life goals. The platform identifies students who need intervention and encouragement, pinpoints areas of concern, connects students with valuable services, and helps assess which services and interventions will keep students on track.

Rowan retains more freshmen than ever

For fall 2015, the retention rate for regularly admitted Rowan freshmen topped 91 percent. A widely watched metric, the freshmen retention rate speaks to many factors including student satisfaction, the cost of education, and their readiness for college.

Study Finds Increasing Number of High Schools Are Using Individual Learning Plans to Prepare Student

A study from The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and edtech company Hobsons has found that many high schools are increasingly using individual learning plans (IPLs) to prepare students for college and career, but could use more training and support when it comes to implementation.

LIST IT: Five things to know about Burlington High School’s scholarship program & Class of 2015

The Burlington High School Scholarship Awards Ceremony held June 2015 included 156 scholarship programs and two award programs for graduating seniors that totaled more than $300,000. There were approximately 280 students that graduated in this class.

Calif Community Colleges introduce new Academic Advising and Planning Platform

California community college students across the state will now get help in planning their educational path through college. Beginning this fall 2015 term, the California Community College system will introduce new technology for students to identify academic goals, develop customized plans for success and choose the best courses for their education.

Eastern Shore Dropouts: Wicomico County

Across the nation, dropout rates are improving. According to the U.S. Department of Education, more students are graduating than ever.

Federal Grants Encourage School Partnerships

Beginning this year, low-income students and those that would be the first from their families to go to college in high schools across Los Angeles will have access to an online college and career planning tool at a time when post-secondary counselors are scarce.

Hill-Freedman World Academy: best-kept secret

Since opening its high school doors in 2012, Hill-Freedman World Academy continues to be the cutting-edge of education, featuring gifted support and numerous enrichment opportunities for its students.

Kira Talent Partners with Hobsons on Higher Education Admissions-CRM Integration

Kira Talent, the company behind Kira Academic,a video admissions platform for universities and colleges, is partnering with Hobsons, a provider of application and admissions CRM software.

Game-based platform targets college prep, exams

Hobsons has launched Naviance Test Prep, a new online learning platform that is intended to make test prep engaging and personalized for students.

Beyond the Classroom: How early should we prep for college?

If you catch a conversation between high school students, at some point you are most likely to hear them discussing the future — careers, family and, of course, college preparation. Whether it is choosing the right courses, preparing applications, taking campus tours or having the interview, the inevitability of college is on the forefront. Even in middle school, academic rigor and attention to work ethic are part of everyday conversation that links them to college readiness. But how early is too early to talk about college?

County schools set record in scholarship offers

Students who will be seniors in the upcoming school year have a tough act to follow in terms of scholarship offers, as those who graduated in June set a new record for county public school students.

Hobsons Debuts Gamified Test Prep

Hobsons has introduced a game-based learning platform designed to personalize test preparation for students. Dubbed Naviance Test Prep, the new tool "uses game-based mechanics to deliver content from leading publishers, including McGraw Hill, Allen Prep, Cengage Learning, and MasteryPrep," according to a news release.

New PD from Hobsons, Gallup focuses on teachers’ strengths

Hobsons has partnered with analytics experts at Gallup to produce professional development courses intended to help teachers develop their particular aptitudes and help students do the same.

College Planning: When’s Too Early to Begin?

First graders are preparing college wish lists. Fourth graders are taking campus tours. Recent news stories about college and career readiness programs in middle and even elementary schools have intensified the debate about how soon might be too soon to plan for life after high school. Parents ask all the time: When should my child start planning for college?

District meets much of career-advising mandate

The Ohio Revised Code is requiring all school districts to adopt a local policy on career advising for students beginning with the 2015-16 school year.

College Admissions: Month-by-Month Guide for High School Seniors

I am a big fan of working ahead to reduce stress. I think it easier to have a pleasant senior year if you complete a good chunk of your college application tasks over the summer. The below timeline is an aggressive one, designed to move you through the steps you need to deal with to apply for college. (These are not school specific deadlines. You need to double check those on the website of every school you apply to.)

For local educators, changes in school testing creates unknowns

MANKATO — Local school districts say state testing cuts will force them to reexamine what exactly the ACT means in terms of district success rates. They must also determine how to pay for the test if they don't receive adequate chunks of what is now a limited supply of state funding.

Saugus students get jump on college readiness

Senior year of high school can be a stressful experience for students struggling to find the time to balance planning for college with academics and extracurricular activities. For Samantha Delaney, enrolling in Saugus High School’s College Conditioning Summer Enrichment program allowed her to start classes last fall with her college essay finished and a greater understanding of the academic options that exist after high school.

Counseling and Career Centers guide students through enrollment process

The month of March was devoted to college readiness at Kenmore East High School, with opportunities for students and parents to speak to college representatives, explore the various options available in higher education and learn about the college application process.

MPISD offers college-career guidance plan

Mount Pleasant ISD students and parents now have access to a new career and college-planning tool.The district has purchased Naviance, a comprehensive college and career readiness solution for middle and high school students connecting academic achievement to post-secondary goals.

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