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Michelle Obama Urges Students and Counselors to Reach Higher at ASCA 2014 Annual Conference

By Dan Obregon, Vice President, Product Management & Marketing, Hobsons

Filed under: Education Policy & Advocacy, News & Events

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First Lady Michelle Obama's Reach Higher initiative will help make sure all students understand what they need to complete their education. The goal of the initiative seems familiar: increase post-secondary attainment. However, what’s unique about this initiative is the emphasis being given to the role of the school counselor in helping to reach this nationwide goal. We’re hopeful that initiatives like this could be the first step towards getting school counselors the attention and resources they deserve.

Where is Guidance Heading Next?

By Crystal Nikish, Marketing Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Education Policy & Advocacy

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With the growing need to fulfill and report on state mandates and a new focus on digitizing and personalizing student learning plans, the need for comprehensive student guidance systems is greater than ever. In addition, with widespread efforts to raise standards and achievement for all students, counseling departments will need to work strategically across the district to tie their efforts to students’ academic and post-secondary success.

Big Data in Education. So What?

By Stephen M. Smith, President, Hobsons K-12

Filed under: Education Policy & Advocacy

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With millions of student records in Naviance, Radius, Connect, AY, and other systems, Hobsons has both opportunities and obligations. But the sooner we get beyond broad, non-specific statements about the potential transformational impact of "big data" in education and focus on real use cases, the better.

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