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Township High School District 214: Aligning Curriculum to Career Pathways for Successful Transitions

Career Knowledge is one of the six key competencies in the College, Career and Life Readiness Framework. K-12 students spend much of their time in school working toward the goal of being prepared to enter the workforce in a career that aligns with their strengths and interests.

Kudos to the Starfish Education Advances Awards Finalists!

One of my favorite parts of our upcoming Hobsons Summer Institute is honoring the Starfish clients who are pushing the industry to raise the bar for student success, drawing on the strengths of their staff, advisors (counselors), faculty, students, and Starfish solution.

First-generation Student Success: Using Actionable Data to Drive Culture Change

We understand that student-success requires intention and a vision. We’ll elevate the conversation, drawing from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, NASPA’s recent national landscape analysis of first-generation student success programs at four-year institutions.

Determining the Effectiveness of Early Intervention Efforts on First-Time Freshmen

The first year of college has emerged as a critical barrier to college retention. In fact, nearly one in eight students who start college in any fall term transfer to a different institution by the following fall.

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.

Will the College Transparency Act help determine the ROI of a College Degree? Part II

Recently, I attended a panel session about the College Transparency Act (CTA). I came away from that session with more questions than answers.

Naviance Wields Much ‘Power and Influence’ in College Admissions, Harvard Researcher Finds

For decades, the college-admissions process has been shrouded in mystery. But these days, big data, and a popular college planning tool, are taking much of the guesswork out of applying to college.

The Online Tool That Helps - and Hinders? - College Applicants

Students who use Naviance are more likely to be accepted where they apply—but may be deterred from reaching for highly selective schools.

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Township High School District 214: Aligning Curriculum to Career Pathways for Successful Transitions

Since integrating career pathways into the academic lives of students at District 214, the district more than tripled the number of students who earned dual credit in a career pathway course improving from 12% in 2013 to 40% for the class of 2018.

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.

Will the College Transparency Act Help Determine the ROI of a College Degree? Part I

Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a way to provide individuals and their families information on the return they can expect on their investment in higher education? Families need a kind of Consumer Reports for Higher Education.