Education Press Releases

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nevada System of Higher Education Selects Starfish By Hobsons as Student Success Platform

ARLINGTON, VA - January 15, 2019 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, today announced that the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) has chosen to expand their partnership with Hobson’s Starfish Enterprise Success Platform in order to provide the solution to all four community colleges in the system.

Murray State University Selects Starfish By Hobsons as Student Success Platform

ARLINGTON, VA, December 18, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, today announced that Murray State University has chosen to implement Hobson’s Starfish Enterprise Success Platform in order to increase retention by providing students and faculty with easy-to-use and robust resources.

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.

Starfish by Hobsons Exhibits at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

DENVER, October 30 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, will today exhibit at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in booth #635.

Starfish by Hobsons Awarded Two Technology Trailblazer Awards by Complete College America

ARLINGTON, VA, October 26 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, today announced that its student success platform has been awarded two Technology Trailblazer Awards as part of the 2018 Technology Seal of Approval by Complete College America.

Starfish by Hobsons Sponsors the SUNY Student Success Center Summit

ALBANY, NY, October 25 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, will today sponsor and attend the SUNY Starfish Student Success Center Summit, hosted by the State University of New York.

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.

Starfish by Hobsons Hosts Student Success Summit in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, October 23 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, will today host a Starfish Student Success Summit at the University of Missouri in St. Louis.

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.

Starfish by Hobsons to Present at the ATD 2018 Holistic Student Supports Institute

ST. LOUIS, October 9 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, will today present at the 2018 Holistic Student Supports Institute, hosted by Achieving the Dream.

Hobsons Announces New Chief Technology Officer

ARLINGTON, VA - October 8, 2018 - Hobsons, the leader in education technology, today announced the addition of Bobby Tahir to the senior leadership team as Chief Technology Officer.

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.

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