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Making College Possible, Emotional Learning, and Kanye West vs Everybody

By Emily Goebel, Communications Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Education Policy & Advocacy, News & Events, Self-Discovery & Career Exploration

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In our latest episode of Upgraded by Hobsons, we explore how emotions influence learning, and why there’s a college course centered around Kanye West. Plus, you’ll hear how one man is making college possible for those who never thought it could be.

A Snapshot on the Use of Individual Learning Plans in the US [Infographic]

By Emily Goebel, Communications Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Education Policy & Advocacy, Naviance Network, Self-Discovery & Career Exploration, Student Engagement

Across the country schools and districts are recognizing the value of individualized learning plans (ILPs) as a way to bring greater coherence, focus, and purpose to the decisions students make about their education and life goals.

Six Ways to Make College More Affordable

By Stephen M. Smith, President, Advising and Admissions, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Education Policy & Advocacy, Naviance Network

A college diploma is no longer a luxury. By 2020, 65 percent of all jobs in the U.S. will require a postsecondary education. Sadly, rising college costs create the perception—and reality—that for many, college is beyond reach. Today, just over 43 million borrowers owe more than $1.2 trillion in student loans, with an average balance of $29,000—outpacing credit card debt and second only to mortgage debt.

Join Us For Naviance Summer Institute 2016!

By Emily Goebel, Communications Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Education Policy & Advocacy, Naviance Network, Naviance Summer Institute

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Each year, Naviance Summer Institute provides the inspiration, education, and connections you need to improve college and career readiness at your school or district. On July 19-21, we will host hundreds of counselors, teachers, school and district administrators, and other K-12 educators for Naviance Summer Institute 2016 at the Hyatt Gainey Ranch Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Bridging the Gap Between K-12 and Community College

By Stephen M. Smith, President, Advising and Admissions, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Education Policy & Advocacy, Naviance Summer Institute, Self-Discovery & Career Exploration, Student Engagement

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Community college serves as an important bridge between K-12 and higher education, as well as an important driver for workforce readiness and economic growth. However, despite these important roles community colleges play, we seldom talk about how to improve that transition between K-12 and community college to ensure more successful outcomes.

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