Education Press Releases

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.

Hobsons Welcomes Over 45 Higher Education Partners to Hobsons Summer Institute 2018

PALM DESERT, CA - July 16, 2018 - Hobsons, the education leader, is pleased to announce that over 45 higher education institutions have partnered with Hobsons as college innovators and partners at Hobsons Summer Institute 2018.

Naviance by Hobsons Hosts Naviance Advisory Board Meeting Prior to HSI 2018

PALM DESERT, CA - July 16, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Naviance, will hold the third Naviance Advisory Board meeting today at Hobsons Summer Institute 2018 in Palm Desert, California. The Advisory Board will meet to provide strategic consultation on Naviance and the market that it serves.

Hobsons Kicks Off Inaugural Hobsons Summer Institute 2018

PALM DESERT, CA - July 16, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader, today hosts the inaugural Hobsons Summer Institute, the premier conference that brings together over 1,000 K-12 and higher education leaders from across the country. The three-day event is being held at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, California.

Hobsons Partners with Campus Pride to Increase Data Available to High School Students

ARLINGTON, VA - July 12, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Naviance and Intersect, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Campus Pride to provide valuable data within SuperMatch to better help high school students find their best-fit higher education institutions.

Hobsons Announces Hobsons Summer Institute 2018 Keynote Speakers

ARLINGTON, VA - July 12, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader, is pleased to announce the keynote speakers at Hobsons Summer Institute 2018.

Lasell College Selects Starfish By Hobsons as Student Success Platform

ARLINGTON, VA - June 28, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader, today announced that Lasell College has selected the Starfish Enterprise Success Platform to increase communication and connection between students and faculty across campus.

Naviance by Hobsons to Present at USAA 2018 Urban Superintendents Summer Academy

ARLINGTON, VA - June 28, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Naviance, will present at the 2018 Urban Superintendents Summer Academy in Louisville, Kentucky on July 13.

Naviance By Hobsons Announces Ladder of Hope to Assist Underserved Students

ARLINGTON, VA - June 27, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Naviance, today announces The Ladder of Hope white paper and webinar series.

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Franklin University Selects Starfish By Hobsons Student Success Platform

ARLINGTON, VA - June 26, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader, today announced that Franklin University has chosen to partner with Hobson’s Starfish Enterprise Success Platform to support its student success and retention initiatives. Franklin is joining a community of more than 450 higher education institutions that currently use Starfish.

More than 6 Million College Applications Submitted by Naviance Students in 2017-18 School Year

ARLINGTON, VA - June 21, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and the company behind Naviance, is pleased to announce that Naviance has helped school districts across the country improve college and career readiness outcomes for more than 11 million students by building the mindsets and toolsets for student success.

Redefining Ready! National Scholarship Winners Announced

ARLINGTON, VA – June 19, 2018 – Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Naviance, and AASA, The School Superintendents Association, are pleased to announce the Redefining Ready! National Scholarship winners.

Naviance​ ​Named​ ​SIIA​ ​Education​ ​Technology​ ​CODiE​ ​Award​ ​Winner​ Second Year in a Row

ARLINGTON,​ ​VA - ​June 14,​ ​2018​ ​- ​Hobsons, the education technology leader, today announced that its college and career readiness platform Naviance was named the 2018 SIIA CODiE Award winner in the Best College and Career Readiness Solution category.

Intersect by Hobsons Awards One High School and One Higher Education Institution $1,000 Scholarship

ARLINGTON, VA - June 14, 2018 – Hobsons, the education technology leader, is pleased to announce the first four recipients of the Counselor Community Scholarship. Each winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to award to a student at their respective high school or college.

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Kellogg Community College Selects Starfish By Hobsons Student Success Platform

ARLINGTON, VA - JUNE 11, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader, today announced that Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Mich. has selected the Starfish Enterprise Success Platform as part of its initiative to increase student success and retention rates on campus.

CSCU Partners with Intersect by Hobsons to Increase Awareness of Connecticut Community Colleges

ARLINGTON, VA – May 31, 2018 – Education technology leader Hobsons announced today that its Intersect platform has been selected by the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) as part of an initiative to increase applications and enrollment rates of students for the 2018-2019 school year. All 12 of CSCU’s community colleges began using Intersect this spring.

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