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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.

Hobsons Sponsors #RealCollege 2018: A National Convening on Food and Housing Insecurity

ARLINGTON, VA, October 1 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, joined higher education leaders this weekend at #RealCollege 2018: A National Convening on Food and Housing Insecurity. Hobsons’ sponsorship of the event represents its extended commitment to the work of Sara Goldrick-Rab, Ph.D., founder of #RealCollege, and her mission to assist students throughout the U.S. to overcome the many challenges they face on their journey to accomplish their higher education goals.

Intersect by Hobsons Awards High Schools and Higher Education Institutions $10,000 in Scholarships

SALT LAKE CITY - September 28, 2018 – Hobsons, the education technology leader, is pleased to announce that Intersect has awarded a total of $10,000 of scholarship money to five high schools and 5 high education institutions since April of 2018. An additional high school and higher education institution will be chosen as recipients of the Counselor Community Scholarship for the month of September. Each winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to award to a student at their respective high school or college.

Intersect by Hobsons Kicks Off a Promising RepVisits Year at the 2018 NACAC National Conference

SALT LAKE CITY, September 28, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Intersect, is pleased to announce that RepVisits usage is off to a strong start for the Fall 2018 travel season. Continued growth is expected throughout the remaining Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 seasons. In addition, members of the Intersect by Hobsons team will present insights and best practices on the college visit process today at the 2018 NACAC National Conference.

Starfish by Hobsons to Present at the 2018 NACADA Annual Conference

ARLINGTON, VA - September 27, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, will present next week at the 2018 NACADA Annual Conference, hosted by the National Academic Advising Association.

Naviance by Hobsons Highlights Recent SuperMatch Product Updates at NACAC 2018

SALT LAKE CITY, September 27, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Naviance, is pleased to announce a series of updates made to the SuperMatch feature within Naviance Student. Members of the Naviance team will highlight the recently added, highly requested features in a presentation tomorrow at the 2018 NACAC National Conference.

East Stroudsburg University Selects Starfish by Hobsons as Student Success Platform

ARLINGTON, VA - September 26, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, today announced that East Stroudsburg University (ESU) has partnered with Starfish to launch the Starfish Enterprise Success Platform to increase communication and connection between students, faculty, and staff across campus.

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.

Intersect by Hobsons to Present at the 2018 NACAC National Conference

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

Starfish by Hobsons to Present at ATD 2018 Data & Analytics Summit

COLLEGE PARK, MD - September 6, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, will today present at the 2018 Data & Analytics Summit, hosted by Achieving the Dream.

Hobsons Joins Community College Leaders at the ACE Convening on Community College Student Success

ARLINGTON, VA - July 31, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, yesterday attended the ACE Convening on Community College Student Success and Completion, hosted by the American Council on Education (ACE).

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Everett Community College Selects Starfish by Hobsons as Student Success Platform

ARLINGTON, VA - July 26, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, today announced that Everett Community College has selected the Starfish Enterprise Success Platform to support student success and retention initiatives on campus through meaningful communication and connection.

Starfish Analytics Increases Understanding of Student Barriers for Higher Education Leaders

PALM DESERT, CA - July 18, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, today announces a series of enhancements within Starfish Analytics that will enable higher education institution leadership to make decisions based on data in order to break down barriers to student achievement.

Intersect by Hobsons Celebrates a Record Year for College Access via RepVisits

PALM DESERT, CA - July 18, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Intersect, is pleased to announce that a record number of higher education and high school users have utilized RepVisits throughout the 2017-18 school year. This year alone, over 11,000 higher education users and almost 3,000 high schools utilized RepVisits to facilitate more college admission counselor visits to provide important information to their students.

Starfish by Hobsons Launches New Product Features to Encourage Community Collaboration

PALM DESERT, CA - July 18, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, today announces a series of new features within the Starfish Enterprise Success Platform to assist in breaking down barriers to student achievement. The new features, which include enhanced capabilities within the Student Success Matrix (SSMx), were announced today at Hobsons Summer Institute 2018.

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.

Over 1.2 Million Best-Fit Connections Facilitated by Intersect in 2017-18 School Year

PALM DESERT, CA - July 17, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Intersect, is pleased to announce that since Intersect’s inception in 2017, Intersect has helped around 800 higher education institutions across the country find their best-fit incoming class. Simultaneously, Intersect solutions are helping over 1.6 million high school seniors annually find their best-fit post-secondary institution.

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.

Naviance by Hobsons Launches Naviance Insights Premium To Analyze College Outcomes

PALM DESERT, CA - July 17, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Naviance, today announces the release of Naviance Insights Premium, a series of analytics dashboards to assist high school district administrators to track college outcomes and inform their college readiness strategy.

Starfish by Hobsons Renews Commitment to Student Engagement Through Product Updates

PALM DESERT, CA - July 17, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, today announces a renewed commitment to increasing student engagement through updates and new features to the Starfish platform.

Hobsons Announces Student Journey at Hobsons Summer Institute 2018

PALM DESERT, CA - July 17, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader, today announced a renewed focus towards student success. The Student Journey represents the lifetime of education decisions every student and their family faces as a child moves from elementary school, to middle school, high school, and post-secondary education and career.

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