What’s Trending in Education: March 27, 2017

Interested in what’s trending in education? Here are a few highlights from recent education news.

Student Success and the Liberal Arts Institution

The student success conversation often gives short shrift to traditional liberal arts institutions. And yet, nearly 1,600 private institutions serve more than three million students nationwide. Just like any other higher education provider, liberal arts institutions must find a way to support these students with the resources necessary to graduate on time.

How Much Should Parents and Counselors Oversee Students’ College Applications?

Teachers and school counselors should pay close attention to the authentic college entrance materials their students are producing and respect them. And while parents have a critical role to play in helping their children explore colleges and find the best match for them, there are a few signs that they may be overdoing it or worrying too much about how the process is going.

The Importance of Building Counselor Connections

Erica White, the school counselor who founded RepVisits.com and now serves as a Product Manager at Hobsons, explains how building relationships with those on the other side of the desk helped her students enroll in colleges where they would thrive and reach their educational goals.

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What’s Trending in Education: March 20, 2017

Interested in what’s trending in education? Here are a few highlights from recent education news.

Getting Serious about Student Retention at SUNY Broome

This webinar focuses on advice and “lessons learned” in the early stages of implementing the Starfish platform at a community college. As Heather Darrow said, “In the beginning it seemed very abstract – I know it can be hard to conceptualize how Starfish will work. But I figured it out, and others can too. I look forward to helping other schools!”

The 2017 Naviance Summer Institute Conference Tracks

Whether you are a first-time attendee or a Naviance Summer Institute veteran, the program for NSI 2017 promises something for everyone who is searching for ways to best serve their students and communities.

“It Takes a Village” - Building Relationships to Ensure Student Success in Admissions

Hobsons is introducing a new community to help school counselors and college admissions officers network more effectively. We believe that creating close working relationships and simplifying connections between professionals "on both sides of the desk" can be a huge benefit to students. Join us for this webinar to learn more about the Hobsons Counselor Community - what it is, what it means for you and your students, and how you can participate.

Three Reasons Why Hobsons Supports Collaboration on Both Sides of the Desk

School counselors and college admissions staff are both critical to supporting students looking to identify and enroll in best-fit colleges. When counselors and advisors on “both sides of the desk” can work together more easily and efficiently, students benefit from better information about colleges and higher quality college planning conversations. 

8 Myths That Close Doors on Elementary Students’ Futures

Here are just eight examples of myths that stop elementary students from pursuing their interests and achieving their goals.


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